Commercial Driver Beaten To Death Over N500 In Kogi

The Lokoja end of the Abuja expressway was thrown into confusion on Wednesday as a driver was beaten to death by produce officers for failing to part away with N500.

According to reports, the officials pounced on the J5 driver for failing to produce the money on time.

It was gathered that the beating continued even after the man had become unconscious.

Angered by the killing of the driver, other truck drivers blocked the highway and insisted on seeing the state governor.

The incident caused panic as motorists travelling to other parts of the country could not do so for several hours.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer in the state, William Aya said the J5 bus driver was stopped by the produce officials and asked to pay the statutory N500, but along the line, they had issues, which led to an altercation, and in the process, the driver was stabbed and he died on the spot.