A bus conductor in Lagos, has been charged with killing Babatunde Omoyeni, a web designer over N50 transport fare.
Babatunde who had just gotten his documents in order to travel to the United States of America tomorrow for a Christmas vacation, boarded the bus on the fateful day. When he gave a N500 note as fare for the journey, the conductor said he did not have N450 change. When they got to the bus stop, Babatunde demanded his change and a fight ensued.
An Alfa in the bus intervened and the fight ended. But the conductor, who was still upset by the incident followed the victim to his house unbeknownst to the victim.
He then knocked on the gate, armed with a broken bottle.
“As the deceased opened the gate, Eletu stabbed him. Babatunde took to his heels, but the conductor chased him. Unfortunately, he fell down and the conductor stabbed him repeatedly,” a source said.
The victim’s younger sister, Blessing Omoyeni, said her brother would not have died if he was attended to on time. She said he spent over one hour in a pool of his own blood before he was rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba.
“Nobody was ready to assist him to the hospital. A man had to throw himself in front of a commercial bus and asked the passengers to disembark, before he could get help.
“He was rushed to LUTH, but they were turned back at the gate by a doctor who pronounced him dead on arrival around 12am.
“People started beating the conductor and almost killed him before he was rescued and taken to the Aguda Police Division
The case is still ongoing.