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Jeep rider kills tricyclist over right of way

Jeep rider kills Tricyclist over right of way

A jeep rider has allegedly killed a tri-cyclist following a disagreement over right of way. The Jeep rider was said to have brought out a spanner and hit the tri-cyclist twice on the head.

The Lagos Police command which confirmed the incident, said the tricycle operator, Aniete Bassay, was allegedly killed by the motorist over right of way in Surulere area of the state.

According to the command spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana in a statement on Tuesday, the incident happened on Sunday along Akerele Street, off Falolu, Surulere.

Elkana said at about 9.130p.m on Sunday, Surulere police station received a distress call from Randle Hospital Surulere that a tricycle operator was brought to the hospital with a broken head, in a  pool of blood but died on arrival.

The spokesman said the information gathered by Homicide detectives revealed that the deceased had a misunderstanding with a man in a jeep on a major road along Akerele Street, Surulere.

According to Elkana, the driver of the Jeep brought out a wheel spanner and hit the deceased person twice on the head.

He said that after a thorough examination of available traces, the Jeep driver was identified as Christian Innocent, 39 years old.

“He was arrested by a team of detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer Surulere, CSP Jimoh Jabaje on Aug. 22. He confessed to have engaged the deceased person in a fight over right of way.

“He confessed that there was a vulgar abuse between him and the tricyclist over who among them have the right of way as they both accused each other of rough driving.

“There was no crash between the Jeep and the Tricycle. Suspect will be charged to court,” he said. 

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