Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, Enugu State chapter has accused Enugu Police Command of fuelling the current crisis between it and the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW.
In this vein, the association urged Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, to caution his men in the state to forestall further escalation of the crisis.
RTEAN made the accusation yesterday in a statement signed and issued by their counsel C J. Chime Esq.
The statement alleged that Divisional Police Officers, DPOs, and Divisional Crime Officers, DCOs, have been employed by NURTW to harass, intimidate and arrest of its members for no just cause.
The allegation is sequel to the arrest of over 20 RETAN workers and seizure of their vehicles by the DPO, Abakpa Nike division for loading passengers at Abakpa axis of the state.
Our correspondent reports that operatives at Enugu State command, especially Abakpa, Emene, Nsukka and Ikem divisions have arrested no fewer than 50 RTEAN members and impounded their vehicles.
The statement indicated, “no matter the level of intimidation and arrest of our members and workers we will never surrender,” promising that they will henceforth resist harassment and intimidation of their members and will combat NURTW members with equal force should the attack continue.
Efforts to contact Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, were not successful.

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