In Imo, an NURTW official kills a bus driver, and park shops are demolished.
NewsReport gathered that residents of Arugo in the Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State and surrounds are in a state of panic after a commercial bus driver, Uzoma Onyeagucha from Umunkweye, Irete, also in Owerri west, was slain by an official of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) who was reported to be on an unlawful duty on Tuesday morning.
According to an eyewitness who described the incident to the Daily Sun, the NURTW official, accompanied by some of his members, approached the victim where he was parked at the Asumpta Control Post bus stop to discharge his passengers and demanded why he had to park there, claiming his parking was against the union’s recommended parking location.
The bus driver,45 years old, a father of 7 children according to the source hurriedly drove his vehicle away from there when they started beating him, but he could not run too far as he was later caught up with by the officials numbering over 20 at Arugo park and one of them was said to have kicked him so hard that he fell to the ground, hitting his head on the tarred road. He died at the hospital before he could be revived, the source said.