Peacemaker kills fighter with plank for being rude

One Mohammed Bello of Bode Thomas Street, Surulere, Lagos State has been arrested for the alleged murder of a 32- year -old scrap collector , Ismaila Abdullahi .

He was apprehended along with one Tunde , who had fought with Abdullahi .

Bello had allegedly used a plank to hit Abdullahi on the head , which made him to slump and die afterwards.

we learnt that the victim, whose address had yet to be known , was scavenging at a rubbish dump around Ogudu Grammar School when an altercation broke out between him and Tunde , who reportedly challenged his movement in the area .

It was gathered that the disagreement led to fisticuffs during which one Olanrewaju called Bello to join him in separating the fighters . But the scrap collector reportedly felt that he had been humiliated by Tunde while Bello was separating them .

He was said to have abused the peacemaker, who became angry in the process and attacked him with a plank.

A mechanic in the area , who gave his name as Kehinde Bamidele , told our correspondent that Abdullahi collapsed and was rushed to the Gbagada General Hospital where he died .

He said , “ I don’ t really know what led to the fight between Tunde and Ismaila ( Abdullahi ) . But a friend said Tunde wanted to stop him from picking scraps. After Mohammed ( Bello) had separated them , Ismaila started abusing him , saying Mohammed gave Tunde an advantage to punch him while separating them .

“ Mohammed told Ismaila that he was rude to him and vowed to deal with him if he persisted . But he continued to abuse Mohammed, who became angry. He hit Ismaila with a plank on the head . He fell and later died at a hospital. ”

Another eyewitness said the case was reported to policemen at the Area H Command, Ogudu, who arrested Bello and Tunde .

“ Ismail is from the North. I only see him around ; I don’ t know his family, ” he added .

In another development, a sales boy at a shop on Ojekunle Street, Papa Ajao , Mushin , has been beaten to death by a three -man gang.

Our correspondent learnt that the sales boy was sent on an errand to a neighbouring street, when the gang confronted him .

The assailants were said to have beaten him up and stabbed him in the armpit and fled the scene.

“ He had lost a lot of blood before he was taken to a hospital. He eventually died and his body was deposited at the Mainland General Hospital, Yaba for autopsy , ” a police source said .

The source said one Adeshile , who was allegedly involved in the attack had been arrested, adding that the police were on the trail of two fleeing suspects .

The acting Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos , ASP Olarinde Famous – Cole , confirmed the Ogudu incident and promised to get back with comments on the sales boy’ s murder.

He said , “ The case has been transferred from the Area H to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation . ”


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