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General News of Monday, 16 November 2020


Tricycle operators leader stabbed to death in Lagos

File photo: Knife File photo: Knife

The Lagos State Police has organized a manhunt for a motorcyclist, who allegedly killed Oke Musbau, the Deputy Chairman of Tricycle Owners and Operators’ Association of Nigeria (TOOAN) in Ejigbo.

The motorcyclist was said to have stabbed Musbau around 8:30pm on Friday, November 13, at the Iyana Ejigbo, during an altercation.

Information gathered indicated that the motorcyclist was driving against traffic when he brushed Musbau’s tricycle.

An argument soon ensued and the motorcyclist, said to be a northerner, grabbed a knife and stabbed the tricyclist before fleeing the scene.

It was gathered the motorcyclist’s action caused an ethnic clash in the area as Yoruba youths went after those they perceived to be Hausa but the police swiftly controlled the situation.

Musbau who was rushed to the hospital died while receiving treatment as a result of excessive loss of blood.

Confirming the incident, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, a police spokesman, said the deceased was 55-year-old.

“The suspect has fled. We will arrest him with the help of his association. The CP has given a marching order to arrest him and has told the Commander, Area D Mushin, to make sure adequate security is provided in the area to forestall any future occurrence,” he said.

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