Police Rescue NURTW Member Held In Monarch’s Palace By His Abductors


A National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, member, Bernard Oyeogun, kidnapped, Wednesday, by a rival faction in Agbor, Delta State, has been rescued by the police from the palace of a royal father, (names withheld), where he was unlawfully held for one night.

Acting on a tip-off, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in the area stormed the palace with policemen on Thursday and unchained the victim, according to reports.

He was battered by his captors and there was fear, yesterday, that he might go blind.

There has been a simmering dispute between two factions of the union in the area and a source told Vanguard that the national executive of the union dissolved the chapter, yesterday afternoon, after it was briefed on the development.

The royal father was said to be away from his palace when the incident occurred, but he, allegedly, has sympathy for one of the rival factions.

Two persons, aged 31 and 41 years respectively have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Confirming the incident and the arrests, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Delta State, Lucky Uyabame said, the Divisional Police Officer, Agbor, led his patrol team to the palace of the monarch, where they found the victim, who was assaulted and taken hostage from the Agbor-Ogwashi-Uku motor park, Agbor by three members of the rival group.