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Tricycle operator punched by colleague collapses in Ondo


Titus Adebayo, a tricycle operator has reportedly died after he was punched by his colleague, Festus Akintelure, in Ondo State.

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According to reports, the duo were said to have had a misunderstanding on Saturday, November 12, 2022, in Oke-Aro community, Akure, the state capital.

In the course of the fight, Akintelure reportedly punched Adebayo multiple times, after which the latter collapsed.

Akintelure, however, succumbed to the injuries he sustained during the attack on Sunday, November 13, at a nearby hospital he was rushed to for treatment.

“The deceased fell down after he was punched during the fight and he was quickly rushed to the hospital on Saturday but he died on Sunday morning in the hospital,” a source, who spoke on the incident on a condition of anonymity was quoted as saying.

Confirming the incident, Ondo Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Funmilayo Odunlami, said the 39-year-old suspect would be charged to court after investigation.

“The victim collapsed during the fight on Saturday and was confirmed dead early Sunday morning at the hospital. We have arrested the suspect and investigation has commenced after which the suspect will be charged to court,” the police spokesperson added.

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