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Ekiti driver kills transport union member over ₦100 daily ticket fees

By Jane Osuagwu
Publish on October 24, 2019

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A 29-year-old Ekiti driver has killed a union member over ₦100 ticket fees. The man had been remanded by court. Check more details below!

A commercial bus driver identified as Bello Ismaila has been remanded by an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate Court for alleged murder.

29-year-old Bello was reported to have killed a member of the transport workers union, Femi Ajayi. Naijauto gathered that the incident occurred at Igogo Ekiti, Moba LGA, Ekiti State.

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The Ekiti bus driver couldn't control his anger, killing the union member

The prosecutor, Inspector Oriyomi Akinwale told the court that the accused committed the act on September 25 over a ₦100 daily ticket fees.

Insp. Akinwale said,

"The defendant, who is a driver, was given N100 daily ticket by the transporters’ union. On his way back, he was asked to pay the money for the ticket and he refused.

In the process, it resulted in a crisis and one of the transporters’ union members deflated his vehicle tyre, which angered him following which he beat the deceased with a deadly charm."

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The prosecutor said that Femi died on the way to the hospital.

The offense violated Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

Akinwale charged the court to put the accused behind bars while they await the legal advice of the director of public prosecution. The defendant's plea wasn't taken. The case was adjourned until November 2O.

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Jane Osuagwu is an automotive writer at Naijauto.com.She's a car enthusiast who loves creating educative and informative topics on cars, ranging from maintenance tips to updates on the latest trend in the auto industry in mechanically yet friendly writing. 

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