Some suspected hoodlums have killed a 70-year-old truck driver, Jerry Akinsola, in the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the father of four was attacked on Tuesday around 8pm at Fashola bus stop after his truck broke down. They were said to have demanded the payment of N5,000 for owo omo taku (breakdown fee) from the septuagenarian who pleaded that he didn’t have the money.
The men were said to have hit him with an iron rod on the head before smashing his head on a concrete. He reportedly collapsed in the street as blood gushed out from his head and nostrils.
He died on the spot. Two of the suspects were, however, apprehended by people in the area and were subsequently handed over to the police.
A relative of the victim, Richard Akinsola, told our correspondent that the remains of the Ondo State indigene had been deposited in the Mainland Mortuary, Yaba. He said, “My brother was in the truck with his motor boy and manager. When they got to Fashola bus stop, the truck stopped after the diesel ran out. Unfortunately, they didn’t have any supply of diesel, so he asked his motor boy to get it. Read more