The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero has been arrested by security operatives in Owerri, the Imo State Capital.
Reports say heavily armed policemen picked up Ajaero from the NLC State Council Secretariat by heavily armed policemen and were taken to an unknown destination.
The Head of Media confirmed his arrest at the NLC Headquarters, Benson Uper.
The NLC is leading a statewide protest and strike in Owerri over what it described as lack of respect for workers, unpaid salaries and pensions, amongst others.
The labour leader was arrested at the secretariat of the NLC in Imo while he was about to lead an ‘Occupy Imo’ protest slated for today.
According to reports, Ajaero was arrested by the police saying that the labour leader has disobeyed an existing court order by the National Industrial Court restraining the NLC and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) from carrying out any protest in the state.