COMTUA accuses security agencies of indiscriminate seizure of trucks
The Council of Maritime Transport Union Association (COMTUA) has urged a stop to incessant and unwarranted seizure and arrest of trucks belonging to its members and collections by operators of the electronic call-up system, which they termed illegal.
COMTUA President, Mr. Yinka Aroyewun, in a statement, yesterday, after a joint meeting of the association’s Board of Trustees (BoT) and the executive members, warned that the association would no longer condone extortion and oppression of truck owners, especially as security agencies often arrest and impound trucks indiscriminately for little or no offence only for the purpose of extortion.
Aroyewun urged a review of the operations of the electronic call-up of trucks, stating that collections by the operators are illegal and cannot be substantiated.
He stated that while it is good to embrace other modes of transporting goods out of the ports, there is no alternative to trucking yet.
“Don’t label us touts because we are doing this business. As a matter of fact, there is no way goods will get to the warehouse without the trucks,” he stressed.