One person was killed after violent fights broke out between commercial motorcyclists and hoodlums in Lagos.
The incident happened on Monday morning April 4 at Abesan Estate in the Baruwa/Gate area of Ipaja.
Benjamin Hundeyin the spokesperson of the State police command who confirmed the incident said that the suspected killer had been arrested while an investigation is ongoing to ascertain what caused the clash.
According to a witness, the deceased identified as Inawo had tried to intervene during an altercation between the Okada rider and pregnant passenger only for the suspect to stab him with a knife.
“Bike man had an altercation with his pax (pregnant woman). The woman slapped him and he punched the woman’s mouth (o for Le nu)… The ticketer…a.k.a Inawo… Intervened like what’s your problem… Bike man stabbed Inawo with him” the witness narrated on Twitter.
Meanwhile, the Rapid Response Squad of the command in a statement said calm has been restored to the area and urged Lagosians to go about their lawful duties.
“Our officers responded to the violent fights that broke out in the Baruwa/Gate area of Ipaja this morning. Calm has been restored to the area. One person was confirmed dead,” the statement read.
“The killer and other suspects have been arrested while intensive patrols of the area are going on. Lagosians are urged to go about their lawful duties, especially in the axis as their safety and security are being made a top priority.”