The Lagos State Police Command has detained two herders who reportedly stabbed a man to death for crushing a cow around Agemowo, in the Badagry area of Lagos State.
Reports have it that the herders were crossing the highway with their cattle when a commercial bus crushed the cow to death.
The herders subsequently demanded payment from the driver for the cow , matters escalated and the herders allegedly stabbed the victim to death.
An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the victim’s death led to a clash between the herders and motorists in the area.
He disclosed that the herders harassed the driver and insisted on payment for the cow and the driver agreed to pay N500,000.
“Other motorists who stopped insisted that the incident was not the bus driver’s fault and that he shouldn’t pay, that the Fulani will pay if the matter gets to court. This led to heated argument between the Fulani herders and motorists and it degenerated into a fight. A bus conductor died in the process.”
The incident has been confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin , adding that two suspects were already in custody.
“The DPO, Morogbo division, assisted by soldiers from the 243 Recce Battalion, Badagry, successfully cleared the obstruction. Normalcy has since returned to the area. It is entirely false that the victim was turned back when he sought refuge in a police station.
He added that more updates will be provided as the investigation is ongoing .
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