The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a commercial driver, Habeeb Quadri, for allegedly assaulting a passenger, Emmanuel James, in the Surulere area of the state, resulting in his death.
Quadri was arrested by the Bode Thomas Police Division on Thursday with eyewitnesses claiming that the driver hit James in the chest over an issue bordering on money during which the deceased slumped.
The scuffle occurred at the Bode Thomas Junction.
Our correspondent was told that the incident caused confusion at the junction as other passengers and passersby tried to revive James to no avail.
They reportedly thereafter prevented Quadri from escaping from the scene. (Punch)