The Lagos state police command has arrested four persons who allegedly carried out jungle justice on David Imoh, 38, at Lekki Phase One area of the state.
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A sound engineer simply identified as David has been lynched and burnt to death by a group of Hausa men over a misunderstanding that ensued because of N100 balance with a commercial motorcyclist, popularly called Okada rider.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Lagos State, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this on Sunday.
He said, “The incident happened on May 12, 2022. Four persons were arrested the same day in connection with the act. We are on the trail of the fifth person, now at large.
“The victim is Sunday Imoh, 38 years old. The suspects will be prosecuted when arrested. We will make sure they are fully prosecuted so that they will serve as deterrents to others.”
According to the PPRO, Jungle justice is not allowed in Lagos State.
He warned the members of the public to guide against it.
“Don’t take the law into your hands,” he warned.
Beadysworld had earlier gathered that the victim was beaten by some suspected commercial motorcyclists operating within the Lekki Phase One area over a disagreement on an N100 balance.
It learnt that the disagreement resulted in a fight between Imoh and one of the commercial motorcyclists.
things got heated up and resulted in a fight between David and one of the commercial motorcyclists before David’s friends join to defend him but could not when the okada riders kept increasing in numbers.
According to sources, the situation soon degenerated as more motorcyclists pounced on David and his friends, Frank a saxophonist and Philip a keyboardist, beating them till they became unconscious.
“The other okada riders (that were of the same tribe) came out and tried to avenge their “brother”.
“To cut the long story short, they were beaten to a pulp and the sound engineer lost his life right there.
“As if that was not enough, the sound engineer was burnt right there on the road. To make matters worse, the saxophonist that was to play for the night heard about what was happening while the fight just ensued and he went to try to settle not having a full grasp of what was really going on.
“On getting there, he was also beaten to a pulp. The saxophonist and the keyboardist had to be taken to the emergency unit of the hospital where they were later admitted.
“While Philip plays for D’banj, Frank plays for Phyno,” she added.
David’s friends are said to be receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital. David, was on his way home from a club when the incident occurred at Lekki Phase 1, Lagos state a few days ago.