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Some soldiers, on Friday, arrested a chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Osun State chapter, Kazeem Oyewale, popularly known as ‘Asiri Eniba.’

Oyewale, who is the NURTW Chairman, Olorunda unit, was reportedly picked up in the afternoon at his Ojurin, Osogbo motor park office by soldiers. It was learnt that some other people were also arrested with the suspect.

The development was said to have thrown the Old Garage Area, where the park is located into panic, as many drivers and passengers who were waiting to board vehicles to different destinations, fled the scene.

It would be noted that the Osun State leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party recently said it had written several petitions, accusing the NURTW boss of masterminding attacks on its members to security agents.

An eyewitness narrated how Oyewale was whisked away during a chat with our correspondent saying, “the soldiers arrested him in his office. They came with two vehicles. Some people were also arrested with him.

“We can’t say where he was taken to now, but he was arrested this afternoon in his office in Ojurin, Osogbo.”

But one of our correspondents later learnt that Oyewale and about 15 others arrested by soldiers, were later handed over to the police at Osun Police Command Headquarters in Osogbo.

When asked if Oyewale and others were in the custody of the police, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Osun election, Johnson Kokumo, who confirmed that some people were arrested, simply said, “some arrests have been made. Whether by soldiers or the civil defence, I don’t know. But I don’t know who they are. Let us do our due diligence before asking who they are.”

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