Indication has emerged that members of the proscribed National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) have returned to motor parks in Ibadan and some other major towns in Oyo state in spite of the fact that an order imposed on its members remain in force.
However, their offices remain closed as they go about collecting tolls from drivers who voluntarily give them such in most cases.
An investigation conducted into the activities of the Union revealed that the members who tactfully sneaked into the parks were from the two warring factions of the Union who clashed on many occasions leaving scores of innocent people as victims.
Some members who spoke with LEADERSHIP randomly at Lagos and Abeokuta parks in Iwo Road area of Ibadan denied collecting tolls from drivers.
They said those collecting tolls were Local Government Council officials, pleading with our reporter to leave NURTW alone.
Passengers at the parks alleged that the return of the Union members have led to an increase in the transport fares for inter-city vehicles.
Meanwhile, the state Police command has reminded members of the Union that an order proscribing their activities remain in full force, warning that anybody arrested would be prosecuted.
The state Police PRO, ASP Femi Okanlawon added that Police were still looking for the factional leaders of the Union who were declared wanted some months ago.
Members of the public are also awaiting the outcome of Justice John Olagoke Ige’s panel which was set up to investigate the regular conflicts in the Union which always threatens the security of the state.