February 8, 2023

OGSPAM Boss in SSS custody over Violent transport Union clash in Ogun 

The State Security Service has taken the Chairman of Ogun State Park Management (OGSPAM), Akeem Bodunrin, into custody over violent clashes among transport unions in the state.


Last Wednesday, members of OGSPAM and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) were involved in a bloody clash during the annual Itori Day festival. Governor Dapo Abiodun was at the event.


The clash left the state chairman of RTEAN, Akibu Titilayo, also called Efele, severely injured.


The two unions’ dispute is over the establishment of a new union called Ogun State Operations Management Service, (OSOMS) by the state government.


RTEAN alleged that Mr Bodunrin, also known as Iyeru, was involved in shooting in the incident, but the OGSPAM boss dismissed the allegation as laughable.


Our Correspondents gathered that Governor Abiodun ordered the arrest of the union boss after the incident.


The security agencies, including the police and the SSS, later invited Mr Bodunrin for questioning.


However, when on Thursday morning the OGSPAM chairman visited the SSS office in Abeokuta, he was taken into custody.


But OGSPAM has described the detention of its leader as unfair.



According to a statement signed by its spokesperson, Moshood Arikewuyo, OGSPAM said Mr Bodunrin had “turned up at the Abeokuta office of the DSS on the invitation of the authorities of the DSS for questioning over the crisis rocking the leadership of transport unions in Ogun State.”


Mr Arikewuyo expressed surprise that the union boss was detained “after honouring an invitation for questioning.”


“Other transport union leaders that were invited for questioning were not detained, why only Iyeru? This is unfair and barbari, he said

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