The Mojeed Sanni Street, Igando area of Lagos State was thrown into chaos on Monday after a 40-year-old Hausa trader, Ibrahim Adamu, allegedly killed a bus driver, Lekan Adeleke.
The incident led to riot as some residents and friends of the victim created a bonfire on the road, thereby chasing away Hausa traders in the community, The Punch reports.
The men, who were on the rampage when policemen from the Igando division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Olatunji Ajimuda, stormed the area, also threatened to avenge the killing of their friend.
It was gathered that the deceased had bought noodles worth N230 from the suspect’s son on Sunday around 10.30pm.
He was said to have paid N200 with a promise to pay the balance of N30 the following day, a dealing which the suspect’s son didn’t approve of.
The son then told his father, Adamu, who became angry and attacked 30-year-old Adeleke with a spiked plank.
Adeleke was reported to have slumped and hit his head against the concrete edge of a gutter in the area.
Speaking on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said investigations were ongoing.
She said, “It was 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.
“Meanwhile, we have intensified patrol in the area as normalcy has been restored.”