Ikechukwu Anigbo, 32, a barber, was reportedly killed and burnt around a popular relaxation centre at the old London Lane, in Apo, Abuja, over the weekend. Daily Trust reports that a quarrel had ensued between the deceased who hails from Aku in Enugu State and a motorcyclist over a N10.
The motorcyclist allegedly insisted his money is N60 instead of N50. It was alleged that during the argument, the motorcyclist attracted his colleagues to the scene by shouting “thief”. They gathered, collected tyres from a vulcanising workshop near the scene and set the deceased on fire.
Ezema Virginus Chukwudike, the taskforce chairman of Abuja Spare Parts Dealers Association, Apo, lamented the excesses of motorcyclists in satellite towns within the territory and the need to be curbed. He said: “When news of the incident spread, people became angry. .
They wondered why the motorcyclists would burn an innocent man. Even the man who volunteered to carry the corpse after he had been killed, was chased away. This is not the first time that motorcyclists are killing someone over a paltry sum of money. .