A 30-year-old Lagos driver, Samuel Adamo, Adamo, who was married with three wives and five children, was stabbed to death in Oshodi, Lagos State. He was said to have been attacked in one of the motor parks in the Oshodi-under-bridge area, while calling passengers into his bus.
It was learnt that some motor park thugs aka agbero, had approached him for a ‘loading fee’, but the deceased allegedly declined payment, saying there was no passenger in his bus yet.
This supposedly caused an argument, which led to a fight between the victim and thethugs. Three of thearea boys allegedly stabbed Adamo in the neck, chest and stomach and he
reportedly bled to death. It was gathered that the police arrested one of the suspects, 21 year old Teslim Tajudeen.
Tajudeen however, claimed not to be responsible for the death, adding that he only stabbed Adamo in the chest.
He said in Yoruba:
“I work as a conductor, although I do not have a permanent bus I work with. Whenever I don’t work as a conductor, I help touts to collect money from drivers in Oshodi.
“I was actually walking down to the spot where I usually stay to collect loading fee when I saw a driver arguing with some of our boys – Lateef, aka Eba, and and Baba Oba.
“When I got there, I was told that they asked Adamo to pay for loading before taking passengers.
“The driver refused, claiming he had yet to load his bus. The argument led to a fight. The driver threatened to stab Eba and Baba Oba.
“I tried to separate them, but the driver also threatened to stab me. Eba subsequently picked a bottle and smashed it on the ground. He stabbed the driver in the stomach; I also picked the broken bottle and stabbed him in the chest, while Baba Oba stabbed him in the neck.”
The father of the deceased, Taoheed, said even though his son had been buried, he still wanted justice for him.
“They killed him for nothing. The law must take its course. That is the only thing that can assuage our pain as a family.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joe Offor, confirmed the incident. He added that investigation was ongoing at the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba.