An unknown man wearing military uniform has beaten a bus conductor to death at Obalende, Lagos, in the morning of December 30, 2013, Monday.
An eyewitnesses narrated that the man had accompanied his wife to the park at Obalende to get a bus to her destination. The late conductor and the woman started a heated argument over transport fare.
“That made the unformed man to react. He lost his temper and kept beating the guy, until he died,” the witness said.
The army man was said to have dragged the deceased, raining blows on his head, stomach and chest.
On noticing the conductor had given up the ghost, the officer pulled off his uniform and ran towards some uniformed men, who were around the scene in a vehicle.
The group escaped, leaving the dying man at the park.
The incident caused confusion and anger, and almost escalated into a protest by other transporters. However, a team of anti-riot police quickly appeared at the scene of the crime to cool down the situation.
It has been further learnt that the driver of the bus, alongside sympathizers, drove his late colleague to Dodan Barracks to report the matter.