NURTW leader MC Oluomo likely to be flown to the US for medical treatment

NATIONAL Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) leader Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo is likely to be flown abroad for medical treatment after he sustained injuries during a recent All Progressives Congress campaign (APC) rally.


Earlier this week, MC Oluomo was among several people injured at the inauguration of the APC campaign at the Sky Power Ground at Ikeja in Lagos State. One of his close aides revealed that he would travel any time soon as plans had been concluded for his treatment by a specialist in the US, where he is a citizen.


No fewer than three police vans are keeping guard at the Eko Hospital where MC Oluomo is being treated for stab wounds.  Politicians from across the country were also said to have visited the hospital and security operatives screen everyone going in to see him.


Three journalists also sustained gunshot injuries during the clash as rival factions of the NURTW clashed at the campaign rally. MC Oluomo was allegedly stabbed in the neck and side with a knife.


His aide said:  “He was stabbed in the neck and by the side with what they call makanje or a poisoned knife. He is a citizen of the United States, so there cannot be any problem with his medical treatment abroad.


"In fact, he will be flown out in a few days for better medical care. Contrary to what they are saying, Baba MC Oluomo is not dead.”


Chike Oti, a spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, said that a total 16 suspects have now been arrested in connection with the clash. He added that the police are not aware of any treatment abroad and if that happens, it will be a private arrangement.