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Conductor Stabs Passenger To Death Over N50 Transport Fare In Lagos



A 30-year-old man, Omoyeni Ojo, has allegedly been stabbed to death by an unidentified bus conductor in the Kilo area of Surulere, Lagos, over transportation fare.
The late Omoyeni, The Nation reports, boarded a commercial bus at Ojuelegba area of Surulere and handed the conductor a N500 note in payment of the fare.
The conductor was said to have warned the deceased that he had no lower denomination of the currency to pay Omoyeni his balance.
Argument ensued in the process and the duo engaged in a fight but was separated by other passengers on the bus.
The conductor allegedly stabbed Rowland with a broken bottle.
An eyewitness said, “He (Omoyeni) boarded the commercial bus at Ojuelegba and gave the conductor N500. The transport fare is just N50 and he demanded a balance of N450 but the conductor told him off. They launched an argument that resulted in a fight but they were separated by other passengers.
“On getting to Kilo Bus Stop, where he disembarked, a fight again broke out between the late Omoyeni and the conductor, when the conductor could not provide his balance of N450. It was during the fight that the conductor stabbed Omoyeni dead with a broken bottle.”
Another eyewitness, who simply identified himself as Gloria, said that Omoyeni fell in a pool of blood and died a few minutes later after drivers at a nearby Taxi Park allegedly declined to take him to hospital.
“Omoyeni, aka Rowland, struggled in a pool of his blood for about one hour but no one was ready to take him to hospital. Even the cab drivers around did not assist in taking him to hospital before he died.
“Now, we are living in fear as youths in the area have vowed to take up commercial bus and taxi drivers in the community. As we speak, you can hardly get commercial vehicles to take you to Ojuelegba because of the unfortunate incident.”
The incident has been reported to Aguda Police Station, Surulere.

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