Tuesday, January 31, 2017 8:30 am
Fight between a Hausa food vendor identified as Adamu and a commercial bus driver, Olalekan Adeleke during an argument over N30 debt, ended in tragedy Sunday night in Igando area of Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
Adamu was alleged to have hit Adeleke with a plank on the head, while trying to escape from him after paying the said debt. He fell and died on the spot.
It was reliably gathered that trouble started when the 37year-old deceased visited a canteen owned by the suspect at College Bus Stop at about 11p.m to fill his stomach.
The late Adeleke requested for noodles and two eggs to be prepared for him, after which he was given a bill of N230.
He was said to have paid N200, a development which resulted into a fight between the duo.
It was learnt that other customers present at the scene appealed to Adamu to allow Adeleke go home to get the balance of N30, which he did.
It was further gathered that when Adeleke came back with the money, Adamu reportedly continued the fight.
The late Adeleke was said to have escaped and was about crossing the road when Adamu went after him and hit him on the head with a piece of wood. He fell and died.
The suspect on sensing mob action on him, ran and hid in a drainage until police arrived.
He was later arrested and Adeleke’s corpse carted away.
Adeleke’s widow, Fatimo, stated that her last word with her late husband was his promise to pay their eight-year-old daughter’s school fees this week.
According to his aged mother,“My hope and joy is gone. The only son that made me to forget the pain of being a widow is gone.”