A 40-year-old man, identified as Michael Salako, has been arrested by Ogun State Police authorities for allegedly beating a motorcyclist, who refused to give him a ride.
The incident occurred last Wednesday on Sanni Street, Lafenwa, Abeokuta.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a statement on Sunday.
Oyeyemi noted that the suspect was arrested following a call that an Okada rider had been beaten to death.
The PPRO stated, “Upon the distress call, the DPO, CSP Samuel Aladegoroye, mobilised his men and moved to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect, who claimed to have known the deceased in their community, informed the police that he asked the motorcyclist to convey him somewhere with his motorcycle the previous day and the deceased refused.
“He stated further that when he saw him the following day, he was trying to ask him the reasons for refusing to convey him to his destination the previous day and the altercation resulted in a fight between them.
It was during the altercation that the deceased collapsed and passed away.
“The corpse of the victim, simply identified as Abudu, has been deposited in the morgue for autopsy.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.