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MWUN Seeks Justice for Attacked National Officers, Illegally Detained NLC President


The Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has condemned the violent attack on its national officers by hoodlums and the illegal arrest of President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero by Nigeria Police Force during a mass demonstration in Imo State and seeks for justice from the state government.

MWUN Head of Media, John Kennedy Ikemefuna in a press release revealed that the mass demonstration received full backing from MWUN as its president is the Deputy President of the Congress.

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“It is pertinent to note that the call for a mass demonstration in Owerri by the Nigeria Labour Congress is as legitimate as it is necessary to liberate the ordinary citizens of the state who are gnashing their teeth, writhing in pains from the unprecedented level of suffering being meted on them by the state”

“As a social partner and affiliate of Nigeria Labour Congress, Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria naturally gave it’s solidarity support to the call for mass demonstration as directed by the leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress especially in consideration of the fact that the President General of MWUN, Comrade (Prince) Adeyanju Adewale is a deputy President of the Congress”.

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Kennedy explained that MWUN national officers were attacked by hoodlums and miscreants at the premises of the state secretariat of the NLC Imo state chapter which led to them sustaining injuries and loss of their personal properties.


” Unfortunately, two national officers of MWUN: Comrade Abubakar Bello (Vice President General) and Comrade Abudu Eroje (Deputy Secretary General) were brutally attacked, sustaining grave injuries and losing valuables such as their phones, money and important documents.These officers are still in intensive care unit”.

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Kennedy further said that the NLC President was arrested and detained by members of the Nigeria Police Force ,Imo State Police Command.He said the act is an abuse of power, illegal and contrary to democracy.

“The NLC President who was not at the secretariat during the initial attack arrived later to take stock of the situation.He was beaten blue-black by the sponsored urchins who were still at the premises.Surprisingly, he was arrested by the Police and taken to an unknown destination”.

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The MWUN Head of
Media condemned the evil act and requested that the perpetrators are brought to book.

” MWUN unequivocally condemns in the strongest of terms this attack, molestation and assault on its officials and President of of the NLC by these sponsored thugs as well as the illegal arrest of the NLC President by the Nigeria Police, Imo State Police Command. MWUN hereby call on the Imo State Government and the Nigeria Police to apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime and bring them to book as well as the immediate release of the NLC President so as to forestall further crises” he said.

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