Wednesday 20th September, 2017
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Trader kills driver over N30 in Lagos

Trader kills driver over N30 in Lagos

A 40-year-old Hausa trader, Ibrahim Adamu, has al­legedly killed a 30-year-old bus driver, Lekan Adeleke.

Trouble started after the de­ceased reportedly bought noodles worth N230 from the suspect’s son on Sunday night and had paid N200 and promised to pay the bal­ance of N30 the following day.

The suspect’s son, who purport­edly did not buy the idea, was said to have reported to his father, Ad­amu, who became angry and at­tacked Adeleke the following day (Monday).

When Adeleke saw that he could no longer handle the situ­ation, he took to his heels but the suspect followed him and hit him in the head with a spiked plank as he tried to jump a gutter. Adeleke fell and hit his head against the edge of the gutter and became un­conscious.

Following the development, Adamu took him into his kiosk and started pouring water on his head. He was doing this when a large number of residents stormed the place. When he sighted them, he abandoned his victim and took to his heels. Speaking in Hausa while he took off, Adamu report­edly asked his son to flee in an­other direction.

The incident caused pandemo­nium in the area as some residents and friends of the deceased made a bonfire on the road.

They threatened to avenge the killing and consequently chased away Hausa traders in the com­munity. Luck, however, ran out on Adamu as he was nabbed by the irate mob.

They were about carrying out jungle justice on him when police­men from the Igando division, led by the DPO, Olatunji Ajimuda, stormed the area. But for the inter­vention of the police, the suspect would have been lynched as they destroyed Adamu’s kiosk and set it on fire.

While some engaged in a riot, others rushed Adeleke to the hos­pital. He was said to have died later in the afternoon. The state PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the report adding that investigations were ongoing.