Former MWUN President General declared wanted

An Apapa Magistrate Court has declared a former President General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) ; Comrade Ukaumunna wanted in connection with May 2016 attempted invasion and mayhem at the national secretariat of the union in Apapa, Lagos.

Ukaummunna’s arrest was ordered by Justice Olufolake Oshin of the Magistrate Court in Apapa. The warrant of arrest was dated 20th June 2016, in a suit number MISC|MCA|O17 2016.

It was confirmed that, the court order was because the accused could not be found by the Police, even after a warrant of arrest was procured for him to be arraigned.

Similarly, the Police also last week arraigned a man who was alleged to have collaborated with Ukaumunna in the mayhem; Professor Maurice Fangnon.

Comrade Ukaumunna was alleged to be the lead mastermind of the mayhem that took place at the union’s national secretariat in May, 2016. Four of those who participated in the mayhem had earlier been arrested and arraigned by the police.

Fangnon, who is reportedly from Benin Republic, was arraigned last Wednesday in the same court on four count charge of conspiracy, disturbance of public peace, unlawful possession of weapons and attempt to attack members of the MWUN.

According to the Police prosecutor, the charges levelled against Fangnon contravened sections 410, 44, 51 and 166d of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

The court, however, granted bail to Professor Fangnon in the sum of N300,000 and two sureties who must be reputable civil servants on level 12 with evidence of three years tax payment.