RIOT: Hausa trader allegedly kills Yoruba driver over N30 in Lagos
|Unrest over N30|
Igando Lagos, when a 40-year-old Hausa trader, Ibrahim Adamu, was alleged to
have killed Lekan Adeleke, a bus driver.
the street, made bon fire and chased Hausa traders out of the zone.
bought noodles worth N230 from the suspect’s son on Sunday, January 29, around
10.30pm, paid N200 and promised to bring the balance of N30 the following day.
This offer was rejected by the suspect’s son.
became so irate and attacked the 30-year-old Adeleke with a spiked plank.
the concrete edge of a gutter in the area.
had a kiosk where he sold confectioneries, while the son sold noodles beside
the kiosk. He claimed that Adeleke had even paid the balance of N30 to the
the boy that despite being a customer, he went and reported him to his father.
They started abusing each other. At this time, the son was already preparing
noodles for me on the instruction of Adeleke,” said Kehinde.
next thing I saw was that Adamu, who was eavesdropping, brought out a spiked
plank and hit Adeleke with it. I cautioned him, but he faced me and hit me in
the leg. I sustained some injuries.
he could no longer handle the situation, he took to his heels. But the man
followed him and hit him in the head as he tried to jump the gutter. He fell
and hit his head against the edge of the gutter.
he had become unconscious, he took him into his kiosk and poured water on his
head. He was doing this when a large number of residents stormed the place.
When he sighted them, he abandoned the man and took to his heels.”
speaking in Hausa, asked his son to flee in another direction.
we were able to get Adamu. We called the police and handed him over to them.”
it on fire after Adeleke died around 12am on Monday.
briefed the reporters that investigations were ongoing.
a case of murder. One Adamu used a plank to hit a bus driver, Adeleke, in the
head which led to his death. The corpse was deposited in the Mainland General
Hospital morgue for autopsy.”