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LAGOS: Motorist arrested for killing tricycle driver

LAGOS: Motorist arrested for killing tricycle driver

A 39-year-old motorist, Christian Innocent, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for killing a tricycle driver, Aniete Bassey, after both engaged in road rage over right of way.

The incident happened on Sunday at Akerele Street in the Surulere area of the state.

Innocent allegedly murdered Bassey who gave up the ghost at Randle Hospital, Surulere, where he was rushed to after the incident.

The Lagos State Police Command spokesman, Bala Elkana, in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos, said Innocent hit the deceased on the head with a wheel spanner after they had an argument, causing the death of the tricycle operator.

“The deceased person and a yet to be identified person in a Jeep had a misunderstanding on a major road along Akerele Street, Surulere by Falolu.

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“During the scuffle, the driver of the Jeep brought out a wheel spanner from his car and hit the deceased person twice on the head.

“The Jeep driver drove to an unknown destination immediately after the incident,” Mr Elkana further said.

“According to Elkana, after an investigation by the homicide detectives of the Lagos Police Command, the suspect was identified and arrested at his home at No 28 James Robertson, Surulere, Lagos.

“He confessed to having engaged the deceased person in a fight over the right of way.

“There was a vulgar abuse between him and the Keke rider over who among them had the right of way as they both accused each other of rough driving”, he said.

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