Bloodbath was averted in the Okokomaiko area of Lagos State following the alleged murder of a Suya seller who mocked a traditional ruler's son.
The timely intervention of the police prevented what would have been a serious bloodbath in the Okokomaiko area of Lagos State on Friday, September 14, 2017, following the murder of a Hausa Suya seller.
It was gathered that the trader was killed for allegedly making fun and laughing at the son of a traditional ruler in the area.
Information has it that the incident happened after one Bashiru Ahmed, the son of the Sarki Hausawa of Okokomaiko was told by the deceased colleagues that he was laughing at him after he fell into the gutter.
When Ahmed confronted the Suya seller, he allegedly denied laughing at him but that explanation did not go down well with Ahmed and his gang threw the Suya seller’s meat on the floor and left.
The Suya seller was said to have gone to the palace of the Sarki Hausawa to report the incident and the traditional ruler, Alhaji Adamu Ahmed Gaya, was said to have pacified him and promised to pay for the damage but the next day, the Suya seller was allegedly shot dead by two assailants on a motorcycle.
The Suya seller's colleagues suspected Ahmed in the murder and on sighting him on an Okada later, pursued and killed him near Alaba Rago area before moving to his father's palace and set it ablaze.
The situation would have gotten out of hand but for the intervention of the Area Commander of Area 'E' Command, ACP Auwal Musa, the Commander of the Rapid Response Squad [RRS], ACP Tunji Disu and Officers of OPs Mesa who were quickly drafted to the area to maintain peace.
It was gathered that the intervention of the police was able to calm frayed nerves as reconciliatory meetings were held with elders of the community to stop further reprisal attacks.
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