Police arrest eight suspects for Osun NURTW boss’ attack, disappearance

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BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO

Uba Group

The Osun State Police Command said it has arrested eight suspects in connection with the attack and disappearance of the chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Apomu branch, Isokan Local Government Area of the state, Kazeem Alli.

The police said Ali, who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in the state, was attacked by some suspected hoodlums at his motor and whisked away by his attackers.

It was gathered that Ali, popularly known as Kekere Kasuma, was whisked away by his assailants around 9:50pm on Saturday after he was macheted.

The Public Relations Officer of the police command, Yemisi Opalola confirmed the arrest of the suspects.

Opalola said the chairman of the NURTW was whisked away by some unknown persons from his motor park at Apomu with a Toyota Corolla with registration number APM 203 AA.

She added that the transporter had been traced to the Oke-Afa area of the town where he was macheted and taken away by the assailants.

“It was further gathered that the assailants came with an unregistered black Toyota Corolla Car.

“While a tactical team, local hunters and natives have been mobilised to comb the surrounding bush to rescue the victim, presently, eight suspects have been arrested in connection to the case,” Opalola added.