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Tears, curses as Eleweomo is buried

By Ola Ajayi, Ibadan
The remains of the former leader of the Oyo State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Lateef Salako (aka Eleweomo), slain in Ibadan on Thursday, were interred yesterday at his residence in Amuloko, Akanran Road, Ibadan.

The representatives of the Oyo State government and the national leadership of NURTW were in attendance and they both called on the union members to let  orderliness and peace reign in the state.

During the burial, admirers of the late union leader wept and cursed the killers of their mentor.
The body was taken from the Adeoyo State Hospital Mortuary around 11.00 a.m and taken through Beere-Elekuro-Orita-Aperin-Olorunsogo.

The special adviser to the governor on political matters, Mr. Asimiyu Alarape, said government would do everything possible to help the police in unravelling he mystery surrounding the death of the union leader.

Speaking in the same vein, the national president of NURTW, Nurudeen Usman,  said, ‘’I want to appeal to the security agencies in the country to ensure that the death of Eleweomo is properly investigated and whoever is involved be brought to justice no matter his or status in the society’’.

Meanwhile, Oyo State Police Command has arrested and detained the four security operatives attached to the Senate leader, Senator Teslim Folarin, over the killing of Eleweomo.

This was disclosed  by Senator Lekan Balogun, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  who is opposed to the second term bid of Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan.

Salako was killed on Thursday during the local government congress ordered by the National Working Committee of the PDP following the controversy that greeted the old state executive of the party.

Following the death of the union leader, the police had invited the Senate leader to explain what transpired even though he had repeatedly said he did not see Salako nor had any confrontation with him on the day he was killed.


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