Court bars Mc Oluomo and others from collecting union dues from non-members – The Sun Nigeria


By Lukman Olabiyi

Justice Yesterday, Peter Lifu of the Federal High Court in Lagos arrested the sacked president of the Lagos branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Musilu Akinsanya, alias MC Oluomo, and other transport unions . to collect dues from non-union commercial drivers in all fleets in Lagos State.

The other persons affected by the court order are: the registered administrators of NURTW; Registered Administrators of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN); Registered Administrators of the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO).

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Judge Lifu issued the order while granting an ex parte application marked FHC/L/CS/224/2022, filed by a lawyer and human rights activist, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, who sued for his- same and a new transport union, Transport Union Society of Nigeria (TUSON).

Ogungbeje took Mc Oluomo and other transport unions to court alongside Alhaji Lawal Yusuf Othman; Lagos State Government; Attorney General of Lagos State; Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Director of the State Security Service (SSS) for yesterday’s orders.

In the petition, Ogungbeje had asked the court for an order prohibiting all of the respondents, jointly and severally, whether by themselves, their agents, officials, private servants, officers and/or anyone who called from a forced imposition, of a collection, an extortion, a new forced imposition.

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Judge Lifu had, on May 8, 2022, after listening to Ogungbeje’s submissions, ordered all respondents in the lawsuit to show cause within seven days from yesterday or from the day they received the request, why the requested orders should not be granted. When the hearing resumed in the case yesterday, Ogungbeje informed the court that all respondents had been informed of all the procedures prescribed by the court, adding that the respondents, although served, did not had not presented a reason within seven days in accordance with the court’s instructions. .


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