Crime

Hoodlums Attack Park Managers at Soka

Some task force officers working with the newly introduced park managers in Oyo State have been attacked by hoodlums suspected to be members of the proscribed National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW at Soka Bus Stop in Ibadan.

The officers allegedly sustained injuries during the attack while personal belongings of the officers were also carted away by the hoodlums

Narrating his ordeal, one of the taskforce managers at the park, Mr Alade Coker said he was issuing state government tickets to commercial tricyclists when the suspected NURTW members allegedly led by one Tope Sipon arrived and attacked them.

Mr Coker who said the crisis began yesterday noted that urgent intervention by men of the Nigerian Police prevented the incident from escalating this morning.

Two other victims also recounted their ordeals.

Mr Samson Akintola said he had received death threat messages sent to his phone.

Rotimi Famakin

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