Lagos Agberos kill taxi driver for carrying ‘illegal’ passengers

Date: 23-04-2012 8:15 pm (10 years ago) | Author: Akeem Jaffe Jaffa
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        Hoodlums suspected to be working for the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Akure, Ondo State, have sent 37-year-old taxi driver, Muyiwa Alabi, to his early grave for allegedly carrying passengers “illegally” along the Akure-Idanre Road.

The slain driver was reported to have been clubbee to death by the hoodlums, following argument when his cab was impounded for carrying passengers believed to be meant for their unit. The incident threw the entire family of the deceased, including his aged parents who depended on him, into mourning mood. It was gathered that in the course of putting up resistance by the deceased, the hoodlums descended on him and his cab was driven to the Idanre unit union office.

Muyiwa, who, until his death, plied Akure-Oba-Ile, left a wife, who is carrying a seven- month-old pregnancy and three children. He was said to be going to Idanre, his hometown, to drop some items he bought for his pregnant wife when he was attacked.

An eye witness said when the unionists sighted the driver, picking passengers “illegally”, the task force gave him a chase, overtook, stopped and challenged him. The altercation later resulted in a fight in which the task force men allgedly beat him with planks that resulted in his death on the spot.

Muyiwa’s elder sister, Mrs. Modupe Owoeye, said she was surprised to receive a call of the sudden death of his brother at about 11:30am on Friday. She disclosed that when she got to the scene of the incident, she was sad to find the lifeless body of his brother lying by the roadside.

According to her, instead of taking him to the nearby hospital, his attackers were watching him as he was dying gradually before he finally gave up the ghost: “Instead of them to say the truth, they claimed that an okada rider hit him with his motorcycle. Meanwhile, the okada said he saw them beating my brother and that they also hit him with planks.

“To my surprise and disappointment, the leaders of the union have only accepted to buy us a casket and bury my brother. You know what that suggests. They threatened that if we fail to accept their offer, we will be the losers. They claimed they know the governor and that the governor will ensure that the case is dismissed. I think the governor cannot do that because he is a human being. My fear is the way police are handling the matter.”

The aged parents of the deceased and his family members lamented that the police asked them to provide N15,000 for embalmment before the case would be attended to. His remains have been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy before burial.

Police, however, denied that the driver was beaten to death by the union members, insisting that Muyiwa was hit by an okada rider. The command spokesman, Adeniran Aremu (DSP), through the Divisional Police Officer, B Division, said “there is no iota of truth in the story of Muyiwa’s family.”

Branch chairman of the union was not available when our correspondent visited Idanre branch of the union while members of the union refused to talk on the incident .



http://odili.net/news/source/2012/apr/20/513.html


Posted: at 23-04-2012 08:15 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- Idbabe at 23-04-2012 08:22 PM (10 years ago)
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Abeg this is serious. So frustration can b dis much?
Posted: at 23-04-2012 08:22 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- JalanJalan at 23-04-2012 08:26 PM (10 years ago)
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Nigeria pipoooooo..................., where has our brotherly love gone to?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh? Dis one nah yoruba VS yoruba fah?Huh?Huh?Huh? What is nah Boko Haram kill am now?Huh?Huh?Huh?? Pls we should learn to love each other and be our brothers keepers!!!!! RIP!!! To his family: take heart pls!!!! ejoro ema bu me oooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: at 23-04-2012 08:26 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mizcollins1 at 23-04-2012 08:38 PM (10 years ago)
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 Shocked this is too bad!! one thing i love about europe is that no man no matter how rich or whatever position can get away with this wicked deed! feel so bad for the man's family....imagine the poor man,s wife n kids Sad Sad
Posted: at 23-04-2012 08:38 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- faitty at 23-04-2012 10:04 PM (10 years ago)
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Dis is serious, if it develope country dey will no d truth even if is going 2 take dem 10years, d truth we prevail. But our country naija, d policce nah failure and disgrace 2 d entired nation. D police are even demanding 15,000 naira 4rm d deceased 4 his own autopsy.
Posted: at 23-04-2012 10:04 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- harunakoni at 23-04-2012 10:19 PM (10 years ago)
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Na wao dis is nt fair
Posted: at 23-04-2012 10:19 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Solidstonez at 23-04-2012 10:23 PM (10 years ago)
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oh my God tis is too much  Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry

Posted: at 23-04-2012 10:23 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- gastro at 23-04-2012 10:36 PM (10 years ago)
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 The headline reads lagos agberos kill taxi driver for carrying illegal passenger, but the real story happened in akure ondo state, thats why i love our journalist so much ,well my sincere condelence to family of the deceased. may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

Posted: at 23-04-2012 10:36 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Unikpearl at 23-04-2012 10:39 PM (10 years ago)
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Commercial drivers always misbehave...r.i.p man
Posted: at 23-04-2012 10:39 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ikwo1 at 23-04-2012 11:34 PM (10 years ago)
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Jesus.wicked country with wicked generation.the blood of that innocent man will torment them for the rest of there live and there next world
Posted: at 23-04-2012 11:34 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Khalifa89 at 23-04-2012 11:42 PM (10 years ago)
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Who no fear Naija police?Huh?
Posted: at 23-04-2012 11:42 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- deboalabi262 at 23-04-2012 11:56 PM (10 years ago)
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This no be lagos agbero wahala, na Idanre chapter, uhhh poster?

Posted: at 23-04-2012 11:56 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- maryclaret at 24-04-2012 12:17 AM (10 years ago)
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This is down right pitiful! Only God knows and for sure what went around that day will surely come back to those that killed him...

Posted: at 24-04-2012 12:17 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- malvin2525 at 24-04-2012 01:02 AM (10 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
Posted: at 24-04-2012 01:02 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- allbright at 24-04-2012 01:08 AM (10 years ago)
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na wah oooooooooooooo Huh? Huh? Huh? Cry
Posted: at 24-04-2012 01:08 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- GreenBee at 24-04-2012 01:12 AM (10 years ago)
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Nigerian is fool of shits - lawlessness, frustration could force u to kill ur fellow brother oh what a wicked set of people!!!  Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
Posted: at 24-04-2012 01:12 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- boye143 at 24-04-2012 01:20 AM (10 years ago)
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Very sad!!!! May he RIP and Jah comfort the frnds and relatives. May the criminals b caught and pay for this evil crime!!!!
Posted: at 24-04-2012 01:20 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- winace at 24-04-2012 04:16 AM (10 years ago)
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This union, they are d same everywhr. How culd plank a human being to death. Somethg u can jt impound his car and he pay fine. Na wa o
Posted: at 24-04-2012 04:16 AM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- samprestige at 24-04-2012 07:50 AM (10 years ago)
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it shall never be well with the wicked. they will all receive there reward in one way or the other. may his rest in peace
Posted: at 24-04-2012 07:50 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- franklinus1 at 24-04-2012 08:08 AM (10 years ago)
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Na waooooooo for people self. R.I.P
Posted: at 24-04-2012 08:08 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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