MC Oluomo, the chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos, has denied allegations that he sent thugs to attack #EndSARS protesters in the state.
TheCable reported on Thursday that hoodlums attacked youths protesting against cases of human rights abuse by operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) at the Lagos house of assembly gate in Ikeja, the state capital.
Shortly after the attack took place, unverified claims circulated on social media platforms that MC Oluomo was behind it.
Speaking with PUNCH after the incident, Jimoh Buhari, MC Oluomo’s spokesperson, described the allegations as untrue.
According to him, it would be unwise of them to thwart a protest against police brutality since the union’s members were also victims.
“We have no hand in the attacks. People should stop accusing us wrongly. Were the thugs wearing NURTW uniforms? Is MC Oluomo holding a political office? He has no hand in the case,” Buhari was quoted as saying.
The development comes months after the Lagos NURTW chairman had quashed assumptions about him being involved in thuggery and violence due to the nature of his work.
“When others that don’t know me get to meet me, they’ll say they were expecting some huge person or tout that smokes weed because of the type of job I do,” MC Oluomo, whose real name is Musiliu Akinsanya, had said.
“But you can’t compare nowadays to what is obtained before when it was all riots with cutlasses to claim ownership of garages. Our constitution doesn’t allow that.
“When you get to meet me, you’ll find that I’m a gentleman. As an MC, I’m a man of the people. There’s nowhere they’ve not heard of me in the whole world.”
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