A bus driver was beaten to death with charm in Ondo State over the weekend, by some hoodlums who have already fled the community. The bus driver who has been identified as 50-year-old Akeem Olanipekun was beaten to death by the hoodlums after an argument ensued between them at the IMO area of the town. Sources who were present at the time of the fight disclosed that the bus driver who was beaten to death had accompanied his friend who operates a rental business in the community to erect canopies for a ceremony at the IMO quarters.
“When they were about erecting the canopy, the ‘area boys’ approached them for the payment of ‘Owo Ile’ before the canopies could be erected.
This led to a hot argument between the deceased and the boys, who went home and brought the charm with which they beat Akeem over the non-payment of the ‘Owo Ile’. The deceased, after being beaten with the charm, was shivering and later gave up.
Currently, there is tension in the town because of possible reprisal by the family of the deceased, who had two wives and some children” an eyewitness said.
The police Area Commander for Ikare Akoko, Razak Rauf, who confirmed the incident disclosed that the corpse of the deceased had been deposited in the mortuary of the Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Ikare Akoko, as the police has intensified effort to arrest the perpetrators who are currently at large.