Apparently still enraged by last weekend’s killing of 20-year-old Ada Ifeanyi by the police, some angry mob in Ajegunle area of Lagos did the unusual on Tuesday when they beat some soldiers to a pulp.
It was gathered that the soldiers while trying to prevent the mob who are mostly ‘area boys’ from beating a truck driver who had crushed their colleague to death.
The incident has reportedly thrown the area into a frenzy.
The area boy identified as Kola Mutiu popularly known as ‘Black Jesus’, was trying to collect money from a trailer driver before he was crushed to death in the process.
According to eyewitnesses, the boy (Black Jesus) was following the trailer driver whom he was trying to collect money from but the driver refused to settle him. The driver was trying to get away from the boy by driving fast not knowing that he (Kola) was running after the trailer, that was when the victim was hit and crushed.
He was later rushed to the nearest hospital where he was confirmed dead.
The soldiers tried to stop people from beating the trailer driver. When the area boys heard that ‘Black Jesus’ had died, they turned on the soldiers, as they destroyed their vehicle and also beat them severely.
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