The atmosphere in the Berger area of Lagos State was tense on Monday following the discovery of the lifeless body of a bus driver.
The remains of the deceased, identified as Wasiu, was reportedly dumped near the park around midnight.
According to reports, Wasiu had an argument with a colleague, which later generated violence on Sunday.
The deceased, who plied the Ishaga-Fagba route, according to an eyewitness who spoke anonymously “picked a fight with someone at the park and went to pick a bottle. But when he smashed it on the ground, the broken pieces hit the baby of a nearby alcohol seller; the little child started bleeding.”
Rumours that the baby died filled the air and that enraged his father, identified as Ikman, forcing him to mobilise his group to attack Wasiu with weapons until he lost consciousness.
Some of Wasiu’s colleagues, who witnessed the incident, said he might have suffered internal bleeding as there were no marks of violence on the corpse.
Another source said, “Ikman was a close friend to Wasiu. He also drives a commercial bus plying the Berger-Obalende route. Wasiu would not have died, but Ikman deliberately left him unconscious on the floor after the attack without any attempt to revive him.”
Some road transport workers at the bus park, believed to be friends of the deceased, protested the decision to leave the body at the park, as one of them claimed it was an attempt to implicate them.
Normalcy was later restored when a team of police officers from the Ojodu division arrived at the scene.
Meanwhile, relatives of the deceased, who arrived from Ibadan that Monday morning, were seen perfecting plans to take the body away for burial. But the police resisted the move.
The body was later taken by the cops, who were joined by relatives of the deceased in a truck.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said he was not aware of the incident as of press time.