The police in Lagos State have arrested 10 union leaders of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu over alleged attempted murder.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the LASPOTECH unionists were arrested for molesting JAMB examiners conducting UTME on the campus.
Spokesman for Lagos Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the arrest to NAN on Tuesday, saying that the suspects were undergoing interrogation at Special Investigation Bureau of the command.
Elkana said the suspests were arrested for an alleged attempt to murder some JAMB officials who were carrying out official duties at the institution.
However, the police spokesman did not explain how the unionists attempted to kill the JAMB officials.
“They are undergoing interrogation at the headquarters for attempted murder. They will be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded,” he said.
LASPOTECH Spokesman, Olanrewaju Kuye, who also confirmed the arrest, told NAN that the affected staff were arrested over alleged molestation of two JAMB staff on official duty on the campus.
He said that the matter was reported by JAMB to the police for investigation.
“The molested JAMB officials reported to the police.
“ The Polytechnic management only apologised to JAMB when we heard of it because we have not been allowed into our offices by the striking unions since January.
“Since we are not on ground, we cannot really ascertain what happened, but would only depend on the report from the investigation of the police.
“It is now a case of the police, JAMB versus the union and not the management,” he said.
The spokesman said the incident was an embarrassment and loss to the institution as JAMB immediately relocated its CBT centre from the polytechnic to another venue.