There was a riot on Monday on Mojeed Sanni Street, in the Igando area of Lagos State, after a 40-year-old Hausa trader, Ibrahim Adamu, allegedly killed a bus driver, Lekan Adeleke, Punchng reports.
Some residents and friends of the victim made a bonfire on the road as they chased away Hausa traders in the community, threatening to avenge the killing. The men were on the rampage when policemen from the Igando division, stormed the scene.
The police team reportedly took Adeleke’s corpse to a mortuary, while the suspect, who was saved from being mobbed to death, was taken to the Area M police command.
According to report, the deceased had bought noodles worth N230 from the suspect’s son on Sunday around 10.30pm.
The deceased was reported to have paid N200 and promised to pay the balance of N30 the following day, which didn’t go down well with the suspect’s son, who allegedly reported to his father, Adamu, who became angry and attacked the 30-year-old Adeleke with a spiked wood.
The victim reportedly slumped and hit his head against the concrete edge of a gutter in the area.
The mob was said to have destroyed Adamu’s kiosk and set it on fire after Adeleke died around 12am on Monday.