LAGOS — A trader has been stabbed to death as fresh crisis erupted at Ladipo auto spareparts market in Mushin, Lagos State.
According to reports, the trader, simply identified as Sunny, was stabbed and he later bled to death during a fight that broke out at the market when some aggrieved traders stormed the market union’s office and chased the executives away.
The traders were calling for the dissolution of Ladipo Auto Central Executive Committee, LACEC, the central body of the union.
The aggrieved traders said the leaders had breached all the agreements they had with the Lagos State government when the market was shut.
They feared that if the executives were allowed to remain, the state government might close the market again to their disadvantage.
They listed some of the offences as street trading, parking on roads and collection of illegal tolls, using thugs to harass and intimidate traders and customers.
According to the reports, the protest later resulted in fracas between the two groups which caused the death of Sunday.
The police at Olosan Division later recovered the body of the victim and deposited it at an undisclosed mortuary in Lagos.