Five naval officers have reportedly killed a man identified as Collins Osagie, who was trying to settle dispute between a naval officer,Awosanya Olufemi, and a spare part selller over N250
The deceased, Collins Osagie,34, a mechanical engineer who was working in the neighborhood,was said to have heard a noise and stepped in to intervene and settle the matter when he was killed.
According to reports, Olufemi was angry that Osagie tried to humble him in seeking amicable settlement of the dispute and asked his colleagues to torture him.
Osagie was said to be severely beaten before he was rushed to a hospital where he eventually died of complications from internal bleeding.
Current matters gathered that while the victim was working for one of his customers in the area, the naval officer and a spare part selller were arguing over a plug of N250 .The naval officer it was learnt, came to return the plug he bought the previous day, but the seller did not want to collect it .
A family source was quoted as saying” Osagie brought out N250 from his pocket to give to the naval officer but the officer said he embarrassed him by giving him the money.He then called his four colleagues to come to the place.On hearing that, the spare part selller ran away.
When the colleagues arrived, Olufemi pointed at Osagie as the culprit and they beat him up mercilessly..
Not done with him, the officers then waited for him to close from work and gave him another round of beating which led to bleeding, and left him in the pool of his blood
It was learnt that Osagie was rushed to Kena hospital Isashi by a group of “mairuwas’ but he couldn’t make it due to bleeding from injuries
The deceased family were said to have reported Olufemi to the police who arrested the naval officer and took him into custody at the Lagos State Police Criminal Investigation Department,Panti, for further interogation.however his colleagues who joined him in beating the deceased to death are yet to be apprehended.
A relative of the deceased, Sunday,who narrated the incident to newsmen, called on the government to intervene in the matter to ensure that justice is given.
Commenting on the issue, the state police spokesman,Bala Elkana said the command is aware of the incident and Investigation was currently ongoing.