Ekiti NURTW chief, Omolafe, murdered

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Chief Omolafe Aderiye, immediate past chairman of the, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Ekiti State, was last night murdered.

Details of his death were sketchy as at press time, but the common rumour was that it (the murder) might not be unconnected with the agitation by a section of members for a change in the union’s leadership, a plan reportedly favoured by the late Aderiye.

The late Aderiye, popularly called Lafeade, who runs a transport company in Ado Ekiti, was described as an easy going person and a focussed and compassionate leader whose tenure was popular with transporters.

The late Aderiye was seen in the morning in front of the Ekiti State High Court, Ado-Ekiti, where a tribunal was hearing the case between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.

A police source confirmed Aderiye’s murder last night.