By DAPO OLAWUNI
A maritime truck driver, Ajadi Rafiu was on Thursday attacked by members of the Lagos State Parks and Garages Management Committee under the leadership of Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo on top of Mile 2 Bridge in Lagos.
DAILY TREND gathered that the hoodlums were dragging the truck driver to pay a ticket of N1,000 which later resulted into breaking of the drivers skull with a big stone because he refused to pay
The driver, Ajadi was driving a truck with numbers; T7295 LA
Confirming the incident to our correspondent, Public Relations Officer of National Association of Maritime Transport Operators (NAMPTOP) Mr Yaqub Kolawole Azeez said the affected driver is currently in a critical condition and recuperating at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos.
He said that the collection of N1000 by MC Oluomo boys from truck drivers is illegal.
He assured that leadership of the association is taking up the matter with the government with a view to get justice for it’s members who are usually terrorized and extorted by the Lagos hoodlums.
According to him, maritime truck business today is no longer lucrative due to constant harassment and extortion by area boys and greedy security agencies who disturb truckers on various highways.
He said “The Lagos Parks and Garages Management Authority brutalized one of our drivers and broke his head. We have the evidence, videos and receipts that they are dragging with him
“Normally, we are not meant to pay any money to them because we are truck drivers, we are under NAMPTOM
The driver is currently recuperating at an undisclosed hospital.
“The truck was on its way to Ijora, on getting to Mile 2 Bridge, the hoodlums stopped the truck and requested for tickets, after dragging the issue, they used a big stone to break his head” he alleged