A member of NURTW in Lagos who plan to be in France soon, was stabbed on his neck and which he later died, the cause of the stab is yet be disclosed by the police force.

The deceased, Taye Ogunlaja, was said to have gone for his afternoon prayer and was leaving the mosque when someone came from behind and stabbed him in the neck.


Homicides detectives attached to the Lagos State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, are presently trying to fish out the suspect who stabbed a man to death as he was leaving a mosque at Abule- Egba.

Ogunlaja was killed on December 3, at Abule-Egba area, where he had gone to attend a meeting. The meeting was aimed at settling the crisis in the union.

The deceased was a member of the National Union of Road Transport Worker (NURTW), Marina branch was already planning to travel to France with his wives and kids when he was killed. He had only secured the visas for his kids and two wives.
Trouble started a few weeks ago after the union on the Lagos Island was polarized.

The bereaved wife recounted how her husband was killed. She said:
“Thursday last week, my husband received a phone call from one of the union members. He called him to remind him of their monthly meeting at the state Secretariat. My husband immediately dressed and left.


[quote_box_center]About 1pm, I called him to know if he was at the venue of the meeting. He said he was already there.
“He said he didn’t understand the kind of pranks some of the members were playing. He said they were asking him to give account of money he did not know about. He said he would soon leave the meeting to go to the mosque for prayer.”[/quote_box_center]

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