Mr Omotunde, Vice Chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers, is currently in a critical situation at the General Hospital, Shomolu, Lagos after he was stabbed by a colleague for allegedly snatching his girlfriend
Two suspects identified as Mr Ayodele Muyiwa and James Friday who allegedly carried out the attack have been arrested by the police and detained at the Shomolu police division. Mr Ayodele Muyiwa is said to have been at loggerheads with the Mr Omotunde for snatching his girlfriend.
According to one of the members of the union who spoke to Vanguard, the victim and suspect have been fighting over the girl for a long time with Mr Muyiwa accusing Omotunde of snatching the girl from him because he is was wealthy. He said,
“When Muyiwa came to the park on Tuesday, he engaged Omotunde in a quarrel, accusing him of snatching his girlfriend to spite him because he was rich. They started exchanging words. In the process, Muyiwa carried a plank with which he threatened to hit Omotunde. He bent down and dared Muyiwa to carry out his threat, but he did not. At night, Muyiwa stormed the park in the company of another person to attack Omotunde. They beat him, stabbed him in the stomach and left”
Police revealed that Mr Muyiwa, who is the main suspect, had earlier been arrested for being in possession of a gun during the union’s election. He was reportedly taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, but was later released. Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the incident saying that investigation had commenced.