Following the allegations of sponsoring armed thugs against peaceful protesters , #EndSARS protesters at the Lagos State House of Assembly on Friday rejected food and soft drinks sent by the Chairman of the National Union of the Road Transport Workers in the state, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo.
NURTW chairman, MC Oluomo was accused to have been the sponsor of the violent attack an allegation his spokesman, Jimoh Buhari, denied.
“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 had said.
In an apparent attempt to placate the protesters, the NURTW boss sent food as well as soft drinks and water branded with his name to the youths.
The refreshments which were brought in With a white van to the Alausa area on Friday afternoon.
Some protesters, unaware of the donor, collected the items and drank the drinks and water before one of them raised the alarm that the packs were branded with ‘Donated by MC Oluomo’.
The awareness angered the protesters who pelted the van with empty plastic bottles, alleging that the NURTW boss had sent them “poison”.Empty plastic bottle branded with ‘Donated by MC Oluomo’
The driver of the van zoomed off immediately.
For over a week now, youths across the state and country have been demanding a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force and an end to extrajudicial killings by men of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
However, protests have continued unabated despite the disbandment of the unit and the announcement of the Special Weapons and Tactics to replace it.
The protests, which have been held in major cities across the country, have caused heavy traffic and affected economic activities.