The streets of Nigerian Twitter in an outburst has demanded justice for a man who was killed due to a misunderstanding of 100 Naira change.
According to the report, David Imoh (the deceased) who was killed around beer barn, Admiralty way Lekki phase one, was a sound musician and engineer that came to work with some fellows at beer barn. The bike Man who carried them stated that he did not have change at that moment, and they gave him 300 Naira assuring that they were “regulars on the street and would balance him whenever they saw”
This led to the bike man holding one of the men’s clothes and eventually tearing it in the process, who in turn was met with a punch from one of the guys which made him lose consciousness. Uncle David (the deceased) was reportedly not to have been at the scene of this incident at the time of its happening. It was when he was called to come around to settle an on brewing fight already, due to the bike man’s unconsciousness, he stepped in.
Prior to this, an incident had happened the previous week, which people had labeled the work of yahoo boys and when this happened again coincidentally, the assumption came into play again that yahoo boys had come again to do their normal acts. On seeing that there was an angry mob growing, Uncle David as he is fondly called ( the deceased) went and hid and a woman who did not know how the whole story had originated saw him and led an already aroused mob to him, claiming him to be a ritualist. There Uncle David met his death as he was stoned and beaten, stripped naked, and eventually set on fire.
Wife of the Deceased cries out
According to the wife of the deceased, she saw her husband last on May 10th 2020, only for her to receive a call that her husband has been stabbed, lynched and burnt alive in Lekki, Lagos. She has two kids — one year & five months and 5-year-old.
Several tweets has been going around attesting to the good character of the deceased who was label a ritualist, lynch and set on fire. A tweep with the handle @kinnspage wrote “ David, fondly called Davesound, you have been robbed of a future, destiny and purpose that no man handed over to you by an unscrupulous and a barbaric sect. We will not rest until justice is properly served. Heaven gained you but we have lost you.