More revelations have emerged on how a sound engineer and father of two simply identified as David, was beaten to a pulp and set ablaze in Lekki, Lagos on Thursday last week.
The incident trended on the microblogging site, Twitter throughout the weekend.
Preliminary reports indicate that the deceased sound engineer was killed over a misunderstanding which ensued with a commercial motorcyclist over a N100 balance.
Specifically, the victim and his friends had allegedly been beaten to an unconscious state before he was burnt to death.
However, a Twitter user who is a sister-in-law to the deceased has come out to set the facts straight.
Tweeting from the handle @OpeTheKing, revealed that she had been forced to write after seeing some comments describing the late sound engineer as a Yahoo boy/ritualist.
What really happened?
”The bikeman involved carried two passengers to drop near (Beer Barn) Admiralty way, Lekki Phase 1. Uncle David was NOT one of these passengers. These guys were some of the musicians that came to work at Beer Barn.
”Bikeman was supposed to collect N400, the guys gave him N500.
”Bikeman said he didn’t have N100 change. The two guys didn’t have too. So they gave the bikeman N300 assuring him that they are regulars on the street and will balance him whenever they see. The men turned to leave and the bikeman grabbed one of the guy’s shirts, tearing it in the process. The guy whose shirt the bikeman tore, turned and punched the bikeman which resulted into the bikeman fainting/knocked out of consciousness.
”All these while, Uncle David was inside Beer Barn. It was when people around (including the bikeman’s tribesmen) started dragging these two guys to wake up the bikeman, that was when Uncle David was called in. My brother-in-law came to separate fight o.
”Prior to this, around last week, someone had slumped and died…People had suspected foul play. Saying the incident was linked to guys on a bike who could possibly be yahoo boys. So when this incident involving the bikeman occured, people automatically assumed that yahoo boys are at play again.
”When Uncle David saw that there was an angry mob, and the situation had been blown out of proportion and accusations were flying, he ran and hid himself.
”A woman who didn’t know the origin of the whole issue, found Uncle David hiding and directed the mob to where he was, accusing him of being a ritualist. They used stone to break his head. They beat him. Stripped him naked and eventually set him on fire.
”This is what happened. This is the truth. Uncle David was a reputable human being. He wasn’t dragging N100 with a bikeman. He was called in to separate the fight. 😭😭
”The two guys involved were beaten almost to death and are now in critical condition. Please let’s say No to jungle justice. Anyone who calls my brother-in-law a ritualist again will meet with a fate 10x worse. Don’t throw accusations without evidence. If you don’t know the whole story, don’t intervene. No one’s life is in your hand.
”You have no right to slap, hit, or maim someone even if you caught them in a crime. Drag them to the police! Why would you kill someone?! Why should one of the kindest souls die based on sheer savagery, animalistic tendencies, and illiterate paranoia? I am sad.
”His wife, kids, family, friends, colleagues…everyone is mourning and heartbroken because some people chose to be wicked and animals. Northern men made up most of this angry mob. Now their bikeman is alive and well,’’ she tweeted.
Meanwhile, operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested four suspects over the incident.
The spokesman of the Lagos State Police, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident. Further, he revealed that all persons involved would face the wrath of the law.
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