Police arrest four suspects who allegedly set man on fire in Lagos

Lagos police have arrested four people for allegedly setting fire to a passenger of a commercial motorcyclist in Lekki, Lagos. Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesman in Lagos, told PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday that the incident occurred on Thursday. He said police have launched an investigation into the matter. Police could not confirm what led to the mob attack. But according to @coloredpenTwitter user, the deceased was a sound engineer and had gone to play at a bar in the area with a keyboard player. “The sound engineer and keyboard player riding the same bike got into an argument with the okada man (an aboki guy) resulting in what turned into a cold-blooded night,” he wrote. “The other okada riders (who were from the same tribe) went out and tried to avenge their ‘brother’. To cut a long story short, they were beaten to a pulp and the sound engineer lost his life on the spot. “As if that weren’t enough, the sound engineer got burned right there on the road. To make matters worse, the saxophonist who was to play that night found out what was going on as the fight was going on and tried to work through the fact that he didn’t have a full picture of what was really going on. “When they got there, they also beat him to a pulp. The saxophonist (Frank) and the keyboard player (Philip) had to be transferred to the hospital emergency room where they were later admitted. Philip plays for D’banj Frank plays for Phyno”. The incident came amid outrage following the alleged Sokoto profanity incident in which a student, Deborah Samuel, was lynched by suspected fellow students on campus. The crowd accused Mrs. Samuel, a Christian, of denigrating Islam’s prophet, Mohammed. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Police arrest four suspects who allegedly set man on fire in Lagos