There was anxiety at the Berger area of Lagos on Monday 20 June, a lifeless body of a driver identify as Wasiu was found near a motor park.
The deceased, identified only as Wasiu, was alleged to have been dumped close to the entrance of the park around midnight.
According to Punch “the late driver, who plied the Ishaga-Fagba route, had a confrontation with a colleague from another park on Sunday 19 June, which resulted in a fight between them.
“An eyewitness said, “Wasiu picked a fight with someone at the park and went to pick a bottle. Unfortunately, when he smashed it on the ground, the broken pieces hit the baby of a nearby alcohol seller; the little child started bleeding.”
“However, claims that the baby, who was rushed to a hospital, died, were said to have infuriated his father, identified as Ikman.
“The eyewitness said Ikman mobilised his colleagues and attacked Wasiu with weapons until he became unconscious.
Another source said, “Ikman was a close friend to Wasiu. He also drives a commercial bus plying the Berger-Obalende route. Wasiu would not have died, but Ikman deliberately left him unconscious on the floor after the attack without any attempt to revive him.”
“Some road transport workers at the bus park, believed to be friends of the deceased, protested the decision to leave the body at the park, as one of them claimed it was an attempt to implicate them. Normalcy was later restored when a team of police officers from the Ojodu division arrived at the scene. The body was later taken by the cops, who were joined by relatives of the deceased in a truck.”