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Hausa trader allegedly kills Yoruba driver over N30 in Lagos
- A tribal riot started in Igando, Lagos,
after a Hausa man allegedly killed a
Yoruba driver
- The duo reportedly fought over N30
($0.06, black market rate) which led to the
death of the driver
- Friends of the deceased took to the street
and attacked every Hausa man they could
Riot started on Monday, January 30, on
Mojeed street, Igando Lagos, when a 40-
year-old Hausa trader, Ibrahim Adamu,
allegedly killed a bus driver, Lekan
Residents and family of the deceased
reportedly blocked the street, made bon
fire and chased Hausa traders out of the
According to a report by ThePunch,
trouble started when the deceased had
bought noodles worth N230 from the
suspect’s son on Sunday, January 29,
around 10.30pm.
Hausa trader allegedly kills Yoruba driver over N30 in
He was reported to have paid N200 and
promised to pay the balance of N30 the
following day, which did not go down
well with the suspect’s son.

The son allegedly reported to his father,
Adamu, who became angry and attacked
the 30-year-old Adeleke with a spiked
The victim reportedly slumped and hit
his head against the concrete edge of a
gutter in the area.
A friend of the victim, Kehinde
Akinduro, said Adamu had a kiosk
where he sold confectioneries, while the
son sold noodles beside the kiosk.
He explained that Adeleke had actually
paid the balance of N30 to the suspect’s
He said: “He was joking with the boy
that despite being a customer, he went
and reported him to his father. They
started abusing each other. At this time,
the son was already preparing noodles
for me on the instruction of Adeleke.
“The next thing I saw was that Adamu,
who was eavesdropping, brought out a
spiked plank and hit Adeleke with it. I
cautioned him, but he faced me and hit
me in the leg. I sustained some injuries.
“When Adeleke saw that he could no
longer handle the situation, he took to
his heels. But the man followed him and
hit him in the head as he tried to jump
the gutter. He fell and hit his head
against the edge of the gutter.
“When Adamu saw that he had become
unconscious, he took him into his kiosk
and poured water on his head. He was
doing this when a large number of
residents stormed the place. When he
sighted them, he abandoned the man and
took to his heels.”
He said the suspect, speaking in Hausa,
asked his son to flee in another
“The boy escaped, but we were able to
get Adamu. We called the police and
handed him over to them.”
The mob was said to have destroyed
Adamu’s kiosk and set it on fire after
Adeleke died around 12am on Monday.
The police public relations officer, SP
Dolapo Badmos, said investigations
were ongoing.
She said: “It was a case of murder. One
Adamu used a plank to hit a bus driver,
Adeleke, in the head which led to his
death. The corpse was deposited in the
Mainland General Hospital morgue for
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Customs Service
(NCS) has explained how it intercepted
and seized a massive weapons haul of
661 brand new pump-action rifles in
Lagos state.
In a press statement delivered by the
Comptroller-General of NCS Hameed Ali
at a briefing in Lagos on Monday,
January 30, the outfit said the guns
were intercepted on Sunday, January
The statement read: "On Sunday 22nd
January 2017, the Roving Team of the
NCS Federal Operations Unit while on
information patrol intercepted a Mack
truck with registration number BDG 265
XG conveying a 1x40ft Container with
Number: PONU/825914/3along Mile 2
Apapa road."
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