By VICTOR AHIUMA-YOUNG
AGBOR – THE Leadership of
Ika South Chapter of National Union of Road Transport workers, NURTW, has
distanced itself from the recent violent crisis that rocked Agbor Metropolis in
which one person was shot dead.
Branch chairman of the
union, Mr Amechi Igumbor, in a statement, yesterday, described reports and
insinuations linking the union to the crisis as false, unfounded, baseless and
figment of the imagination of the authors.
Igumbor said such reports
were not only misleading, outright misrepresentation of facts but a calculated
attempt to smear the image of the union, insisting that due to the weighty
nature of the allegation, it had become imperative to put the records straight
He attributed the crisis
that rocked Agbor metropolis on November 22, 2011 to the activities of rival
cult groups, which allegedly unleashed terror in the area with at least a
member of the rival cult group being killed.
Igumbor explained that
media insinuations on the issue were premature and unfair, insisting that jumping
into uninformed conclusion and opinion that could not be substantiated was a
negation of the principle of fair hearing, more so, when police investigation
on the matter was ongoing.