An Hausa noodles seller at Mojeed Sanni Street, in the Igando area of Lagos allegedly murdered a danfo driver over some meager debt.
In a bid to avenge Lekan, some residents and friends of his made a bonfire on the road, chasing awat all the Hausa traders in the community, threatening to avenge the killing. The men were on the rampage when policemen from the Igando division, stormed the area.
The policemen reportedly took Adeleke’s corpse to a mortuary, while the suspect, who was at the verge of being lynched by angry residents, was taken to the Area M command.
He reportedly paid N200 and promised to pay the balance of N30 the following day, which the seller’s son disagreed to.The boy reportedly reported the case to his father, Adamu, who became angry and attacked 30-year-old Adeleke with a spiked plank. Adeleke slumped and hit his head against the concrete edge of a gutter in the area. The mob destroyed Adamu’s kiosk and set it on fire after Adeleke died around 12am on Monday.