Musiliu Akinsanya (born 14 March 1975) popularly known as MC Oluomo is the head of the Lagos state branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers.[1][2] He is regarded as Lagos state's richest and illustrious thug agbero.[3][4][5]

MC Oluomo
Born
Musiliu Akinsanya

(1975-03-14) 14 March 1975 (age 49)
Oshodi, Lagos

MC Oluomo was born in Oshodi, Lagos, Nigeria. He originally hails from Kwara State. He had primary level of education and dropped out of school because of his father's death. He ran away from home at the age of 13 and started working as a bus driver.[1] He became the head of a motor park in Oshodi and finally rose to become the most influential agbero in Oshodi before he emerged as the chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos.[4]

At an All Progressives Congress campaign event in Lagos in 2019, MC Oluomo was stabbed by someone thought to be loyal to the then outgoing Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode whose re-election bid had been thwarted.[6]

Controversies edit

On 25 February 2023, in a series of videos on social media during the 2023 Nigerian presidential election in Lagos, Nigeria Musiliu Akinsanya (MC Oluomo) was accused of allegedly intimidating and preventing the Igbo people from voting Peter Obi at his polling unit.[7] also, for allegedly using (agbero) to disrupt the Nigerian presidential election in lagos.[8]

Personal life edit

MC Oluomo has three wives and nine children.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Wo ǹkan tó yẹ kí o mọ̀ nípa MC Oluomo àti ìdí tí ọ̀pọ̀ ṣe gbàgbọ́ pé alágbára ni". BBC News Yorùbá (in Yoruba). 2022-03-12. Retrieved 2022-07-02.
  2. ^ "Wetin we know about MC Oluomo plan to release 'Service to Humanity' book". BBC News Pidgin. Retrieved 2022-07-02.
  3. ^ "MC Oluomo you didn't know". Daily Trust. 2022-03-13. Retrieved 2022-07-02.
  4. ^ a b "Exaltation of an area boy: MC Oluomo and the rest of us". Punch Newspapers. 2022-04-12. Retrieved 2022-07-02.
  5. ^ "MC Oluomo is Coming For Us All – THISDAYLIVE". www.thisdaylive.com. Retrieved 2022-07-02.
  6. ^ Egbas, Jude (2019-01-09). "This is the full story of how MC Oluomo was stabbed with a poisoned knife at Lagos APC campaign rally". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-07-02.
  7. ^ Uchechukwu, Oghenekevwe (2023-02-25). "MC Oluomo caught on camera intimidating, discriminating against non-indigenes of Lagos". The ICIR- Latest News, Politics, Governance, Elections, Investigation, Factcheck, Covid-19. Retrieved 2023-02-26.
  8. ^ Busari, Biodun (February 26, 2023). "Police react to alleged MC Oluomo's viral video threatening Igbos". Vanguard. Retrieved February 26, 2023.