Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Commerce Union Congress (TUC) have defiled Police order and gathered on the Freedom Park alongside Mary Slessor Avenue in protest over the kidnapping of the Chairman of NLC, Comrade Ben Ukpekpi.
DAILY POST gathered that the unions alongside 1000’s of their members gathered on the park as early as 8am on Saturday.
Recall that Comrade Ukpekpi was kidnapped over a month in the past and the abductors are demanding N150m as ransom, a improvement that pressured the unions to cancel the employees’ day celebrations.
The police via its Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo, had issued a press release on Friday, informing the general public on the ban on gathering and peaceable protest.
On the time of submitting this report, varied organizations with their heads and members had been holding the protest rally towards police order with Fela’s songs blaring within the air.
Nonetheless, cops and males in addition to members of different safety operatives and autos had been seen at strategic positions monitoring the rally
Infrequently, safety operatives would strategy the union leaders and have a chart with them, although what they mentioned was not made identified to newsmen.
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