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3 RTEAN leaders arrested over death of Okadaman

By Esther Onyegbula

LAGOS—Policemen attached to the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja, on Tuesday in Lagos, arrested three members of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, over the alleged killing of a commercial motorcycle (Okada) rider, identified as Michael Ekpo, a member of Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association, ANACOWA.

A police source said the arrested suspects are a deputy state Chairman of RTEAN, the Vice Chairman and treasurer.

It was learned that Ekpo, a father of four, was murdered at the ANACOWA motorcycle park at Adamo community in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, by gunmen who wanted to take over the park.

It was gathered that the family of the deceased and his colleagues petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, when the Lagos State Police Command reportedly failed to arrest the suspects.

A family member disclosed that based on the petition, the policemen from Abuja arrested the RTEAN members and took them to the FCID, Alagbon, Lagos, Tuesday.

Murisiku Adejuwon, the ANACOWA Zonal Chairman at Ikorodu said they wrote the petition to the IG, adding that ANACOWA will petition the National Human Rights Commission, National Assembly and the Presidency over the poor handling of the matter “because our lives are in danger.”


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