The Lagos State Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Musiliu Akinsanya also known as MC Oluomo, said union members involved in crime during the coronavirus lockdown would be dismissed.
MC Oluomo announced this on Monday in a statement on his verified Instagram page.
He begged his people to survive this season.
News Edge reports that robberies and bandits have increased in recent days when Lagos people formed vigilante groups and bonfires every day to survive.
Chairman NURTW said members who were detained at the scene were being prosecuted and released while asking them to comply with government stay-at-home regulations.
The statement read in part: “The NURTW Chairman enjoined all members to endure for the time being otherwise, any member caught related to a robbery or caught in action will be dismissed and prosecuted.”
“MC Olumo advised members, including motorcyclists and tricycle, popularly known as Okada and Maruwa, to follow federal and state government lockdown directives.
“He also urged all members, especially the branch chairman, to be vigilant and help their various communities fight robbery, which is currently being reported in various regions.
“He prayed with them to stay inside because it was for the common good.”