COMMERCIAL activities at the popular Iyana-Ipaja, under Alimosho Local Council Development Area of Lagos State were disrupted, Monday, following the screeching of tyres of a mini bus, with the bus driver jumping out almost immediately.
People were stunned when the driver pounced on one of the passengers and held him, demanding for his money. The argument, as gathered, degenerated into a fight and the driver’s next move sent shock waves around the area as he allegedly brought out a jack knife and stabbed the passenger on the rib.
The development sparked off a protest as some youths sprang out from nowhere wanting to lynch the driver. But they all withdrew as the driver reportedly brought out his identity card which revealed him as a mobile police man. He immediately, sped off leaving the injured victim later identified as Ademayeloye Abiodun in the pool of his blood.
Eye witnesses said the 29-year-old victim, said to be a local boxing coach was coming from a training field and boarded the bus at Ile-Epo bus-stop, heading to Iyana-Ipaja. But argument ensued after the deceased reportedly gave the driver N50 and demanded for N20 balance, as the fare, according to other passengers, was N30.
Policemen from divisions under the command stormed the area, with an Armoured Personnel Carrier placed under the bridge when an irate mob attempted to vent their anger on any policeman, after they learnt that the assailant was a mobile Policeman.
Investigation into the murder of Abiodun, according to a Police source, had begun with a view to ascertaining whether the driver of the commercial bus with plate number XY 866 GGE is really a serving Mobile policeman or not.