The police have arrested one 39 years old Christian Innocent for allegedly killing one Aniete Bassey, a tricycle rider over right of way.
Innocent is of 28 James Robertson Street, Surulere, Lagos.
He was arrested by a team of detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer, Surulere, CSP Jimoh Jabaje, on Monday, August 12, 2019, for allegedly killing a tricycle rider.
The Lagos Police Command spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, explained that the suspect was arrested following a distress call on Sunday from Randle Hospital, Surulere that Bassey was brought to the hospital with a broken head, in the pool of his own blood but died on arrival.
Elkana explained the case in a statement he issued on Tuesday:
“Information gathered by homicide detectives revealed that the deceased person and a yet to be identified person in a Jeep had a misunderstanding on a major road along Akerele Street, Surulere by Falolu.
“That during the scuffle, the driver of the Jeep brought out a wheel spanner from his car and hit the deceased person twice on the head.
“The Jeep driver drove to unknown destination, immediately after the incident.
“After a thorough and painstaking examination of available traces, the Jeep driver was identified as Christian Innocent ‘m’ 39 years old of No 28 James Robertson, Surulere and arrested by a team of detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer Surulere, CSP Jimoh Jabaje on 12th August, 2019.
“He confessed to have engaged the deceased person in a fight over the right of way. That there was a vulgar abuse between him and the keke rider over who among them have the right of way as they both accused each other of rough driving. But there was no crash between the Jeep and the Keke.
“Suspect will be charged to Court.”