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Unbelievable: Keke driver dies over a newspaper fight in Gbagada

GA tricycle rider popularly known as Keke Marwa, Mr. Chidiebere Okafor, is currently cooling his heels at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos Mainland, for the death of his colleague, Frank Onahifako, in Ifako, Gbagada, Lagos Mainland.

It was gathered that Frank slumped and died after a push from Chidiebere over a disagreement over a sport newspaper. It was learnt that the incident occurred on Yetunde Brown Street, Gbagada, Lagos Mainland, on December 19, 2017.

The victim reportedly rushed to General Hospital Gbagada, where he was confirmed dead by doctors.

One of the victim’s friends who spoke on condition of anonymity said: “We cannot explain it. Chidi (Okafor) had left a sports newspaper in a friend’s tricycle. Frank (Onah) took it to read.

“Some minutes later, the owner of the paper started looking for it and he sighted Frank reading the paper and challenged him. Chidi became angry when Frank refused to release the newspaper to him and they started arguing. Frank attacked Chidi with fist blows and Chidi pushed him. He slumped and died.”

Another tricycle operator, who also did not identify himself said the victim had refused to release the newspaper because he thought it belonged to someone else.

“People had separated them and they were going their separate ways when Frank slumped and died,” he said.

Punch reported that that the late Onah was married with two children. The deceased’s family members are reportedly based in his hometown in Nsukka, Enugu State.



Idris Aina
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