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Bricklayer nabbed over labourer’s death

BY EVELNY USMAN

LAGOS—police in Lagos have arrested a bricklayer for allegedly killing a labourer with a shovel.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at 9am on May 7 at Sango-Tedo, along the Epe/Lekki expressway, Ogombo, Lagos.

It was gathered that the suspect, Alaba Jona, and the deceased, Segun Peters, were working together at the site.

While Jona was the bricklayer in charge of the building under construction, late Peters was mixing sand, cement and gravel.

Vanguard learnt that at 10am, Peters said he was tired and wanted to rest. This did not go down well with Jona.

He allegedly collected the shovel from late Peters and hit him in the stomach with it.

A police source told Vanguard: “Peters’ stomach ripped open and he slumped. He died before help could come.”

The remains of Peters have been deposited at a morgue on the Island by the police, while Jona had been transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigations Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba.


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