A soldier was brutally beaten by some street hoodlums because he intervened, to stop them from killing a trailer driver who accidentally took the life of one of them.
Commotion arose at Apapa boundary in Ajegunle, Lagos, on Tuesday, April 16 as the trailer driver crushed to death one of the street boys identified as Kola Mutiu, aka Black Jesus.
Kola Mutiu had gone after the trailer driver to force him to pay one of the limitless dues they touts stand on the road to collect from drivers. As he ran after the driver to collect money from him, he was crushed to death by the trailer.
Kola Mutiu was rushed to the hospital by fellow street boys, then hours later he was confirmed dead.
The agrieved area boys then went after the driver to make him pay with his life.
This was when a brave soldier stepped in to stop the jungle justice.
The area boys unleashed fury on the soldier and beat him till he was bruised and swollen all over.
The boys went ahead to destroy a military van.