Muyibi, a middle-aged man, slumped and died in a commercial vehicle in the Ojota area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro has reported that the victim boarded a cab after he withdrew money from a United Bank of Africa branch in the Ogudu area of Lagos state.
The driver has asked the victim of his transport fare when he got to know that the man had become lifeless.
After getting to the terminus, a resident told Punch’s correspondent that the driver alighted from the cab to poke Muyibi, who appeared to be deeply in asleep.
The resident, who wants to remain anonymous, said,
“The driver had picked some other passengers along the way, and they had all paid and dropped off at their various bus stops.
“When the victim did not respond when they got to the terminus, the driver parked the cab to rouse him, but he was cold.
The driver raised the alarm, which drew the attention of commuters and passersby to the scene. People checked him and discovered that the man was dead.”
Policemen from the Ogudu division were said to have been very alert to the incident.
The driver’s vehicle has been impounded, while the man’s dead body was deposited in a mortuary.
A source at the cab park who spoke with Punch newspaper has confirmed the incident, saying:
“It happened around 3pm on Friday. The man went to withdraw some money in UBA. The Ogudu Divisional Police Officer was compassionate; she pitied the cab driver, who had become jittery.
Although the man was not detained, his cab was impounded at the station pending when the deceased’s family would show up,” he added.
SP Chike Oti, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said the police has recovered N100,200 from the victim’s bag.
“The man was on his way to Ojota when he collapsed and died. We recovered the sum of N100,200 from his bag.
He also had a phone, which had a new SIM card. There is no contact on the phone and nobody has called him. We have a lead as to where he could be living.
His body has been deposited in a morgue for autopsy.”