A security guard, Festus Owoha, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly using tear gas to kill a commercial driver, Kusum Adeoti, in the Apapa area of the state.
Kusum used his bus to convey some passengers, including a yet-to-be-identified policeman, to Apapa from Ojuelegba, but when they got to their destination in the Wharf area of Apapa, an argument ensued between the policeman and Kusum over N500 that was found in the vehicle.
During the argument, it was learnt that Kusum and the policeman swore to an oath after which the money was released to the cop.
However, the policeman returned the money to Kusum and left abruptly, but Festus, who was said to have been observing the situation, suddenly accosted the driver and questioned him for arguing with a cop.
Kusum’s younger brother, Irawo, said eyewitnesses at the scene of the incident told him that his brother told Festus that he had no business in the matter.
The 51-year-old said Festus became annoyed and allegedly sprayed tear gas in Kusum’s face. The driver, he said, fell to the ground, adding that the father of four died while being rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment on Sunday, May 10, 2020.