Lagosians have again been warned to stop spreading fake death news of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos State Treasurer, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo.
A statement signed on Monday by the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) spokesman, Taofiq Adebayo, made it clear that those caught will be prosecuted.
Adebayo also reiterated that the latest rumour about Oluomo’s death circulating on the social media was not true.
According to him, the agency’s chairman, Olayinka Egbeyemi, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), confirmed that Akinsanya is not dead as being speculated, but recuperating at the Eko Hospital, where he is receiving treatment.
He added that the rumoured death of the NURTW leader by miscreants was to foment trouble and cause panic around Oshodi and other major motor parks in Lagos.
“The agency would continue the use of patrol vans and power-bikes to patrol around all nooks and cranny of the entire Oshodi area to forestall any possibility of breakdown of law and order.
“There is no problem in Oshodi. Anyone trying to cause mayhem will be dealt with in accordance with the law. It is a rumour that there is a crisis in Oshodi. Oshodi is peaceful. People are going about their normal duties without panic,” he said.