The Lagos State Police command, on Tuesday disclosed that it has arrested one Christian Innocent, the man who allegedly killed a tricycle rider on Sunday over right of way around Surulere area of the state.
The deceased tricycle operator was identified as Aniete Bassey.
The command’s spokesman, Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP) Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident in a statement, saying it happened on Sunday along Akerele Street, off Falolu, Surulere.
Elkana said at about 9.30p.m on Sunday, Surulere Police station received a distress call from Randle Hospital, Surulere, that a tricycle rider was brought to the hospital with a broken head, in a pool of blood and had died on arrival.
He stated that the information gathered by homicide detectives revealed that the deceased had a misunderstanding with a man in an SUV on a major road along Akerele Street, Surulere.
According to Elkana, during the scuffle, the driver of the SUV brought out a wheel spanner and hit the deceased person twice on the head.
The police spokesman said after a thorough examination of available traces, the driver was identified as 39-year-old Christian Innocent.
“He was arrested by a team of detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer Surulere, CSP Jimoh Jabaje, on August 12.
“He confessed to have engaged the deceased person in a fight over right of way.
“He confessed that there was a vulgar abuse between him and the tricycle rider over who among them had the right of way as they both accused each other of rough driving.
“There was no crash between the Jeep and the tricycle,” Elakana said.
He added that Innocent would be charged to court soon.