– A leader of the National Union of Transport Workers, MC Oluomo, who was stabbed at the APC rally in Lagos, may be flown abroad for further treatment
– A close aide said Oluomo will be flown to the US, where he is a citizen, for better treatment
– A source at the hospital where Oluomo is currently being treated also disclosed that there are three police vans providing security at the facility
Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, a leader of the National Union of Transport Workers (NURTW), may be flown abroad for further treatment.
According to Punch, a close aide of the union leader, speaking on the condition of anonymity, on Thursday, January 11, disclosed that plans had been concluded for his treatment by a specialist in the United States where he is a citizen, and he is expected to travel anytime soon.
We learnt that there is tight security in the hospital where MC Oluomo is currently receiving treatment and security operatives screen everyone going in to see him.
MC Oluomo was allegedly stabbed in the neck and side, at the inauguration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign at the Sky Power Ground, Ikeja, on Tuesday, January 8.
We gathered that no fewer than three police vans were keeping guard at the hospital – Eko Hospital – where the patient is being treated.
Politicians of different calibre were said to have visited the hospital, as security operatives screen everyone going in to see him.
NURTW rival factions had clashed at the event and three journalists also sustained gunshot injuries.
The aide reportedly said: “He was stabbed in the neck and by the side with what they call makanje (poisoned knife). He is a citizen of the United States, so there cannot be any problem with his medical treatment abroad.
“In fact, he will be flown out in a few days for better medical care. Contrary to what they are saying, Baba (MC Oluomo) is not dead.”
A source at the hospital also reportedly stated: “Top politicians have been coming to see him. The level of security is high. Three police vans are here.“
Meanwhile, it was previously reported that the Lagos state Police Command arrested two suspects and declared wanted a chieftain of NURTW, Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo, over the disruption of the APC rally in Lagos on Tuesday, January 8.
The command’s spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, said in a statement, that the two persons arrested in connection with the incident were helping the police in their investigation.
Oti said that Siego and his entourage had gained entrance to the rally ground as supporters before his group suddenly attacked MC Oluomo.