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Naval officer, brother beat trolley pusher to death @GAT

General Aviation Terminal (GAT) Lagos, where the incident took place
ANTHONY OMOH
In what can simply be described as sheer mindless violence, an officer of the Nigerian Navy Command, Apapa in Lagos,  Ifeanyi Chukwu is currently undergoing investigation  after he and his brother allegedly  assaulted a trolley operator subsequently leading to his death.
The deceased, one Yusuf Mohammed, a staff of Dowutas Trolley Service at the General Aviation Terminal 1 (GAT) of the Domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos was allegedly punched and fell on his back ultimately shattering his skull.
Eye witnesses said the naval officer, alongside his brother drove into the drop zone portion of the departure hall of the GAT at about 6 a.m and parked his Silver Coloured jeep at the portion designated for dropping travelling passengers while they both escorted their mother, who was travelling out of Lagos into the terminal.
Upon their return, they met the jeep tyres locked by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) concessionaire charge with towing vehicles perceived to have been parked illegally or indiscriminately within the airport environment.
 A young man, name Emmanuel who witnessed the incident told reporters Chukwu and his brother were furious at the action claiming the late trolley service provider; Yusuf Mohammed had asked them to park the car in the drop zone.
 It was said Yusuf explained he merely advised both men not to leave the vehicle for more than a few minutes otherwise it will be remove.
In the ensuing argument, Ifeanyi Chukwu’s brother was said to have punched Yusuf directly in the face and it was in the process of Yusuf falling that the naval officer cleared his feet from the floor with his boot; Yusuf fell with the back of his skull which started bleeding immediately.
The enraged Chukwu, according to Emmanuel quickly rushed to raise his head from the interlocking floor while blood gushed out of his head and shouted for help, he was taken to the FAAN clinic beside the terminal where received first aid treatment and referred to the Lagos state University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), he said it was in the process of attempting to admit the injured Yusuf having been taken into the emergency unit that he started convulsing.
Attempt to revive him failed as he died at about 12 noon.
Another witness who simply identified himself as Christopher said when the tensed officer having notice the turn of events informed his naval base in Apapa where 4 pickup vans with naval rating from the Lagos Operation MESA security outfit later came to LASUTH, their attempt to speak to the embattled Ifeanyi Chukwu was said to have been rebuffed by a nurse on duty prompting another round of threat from the naval ratings.
Chukwu’s brother was said to have been pick up by airport police command and the case transfer to the Criminal Investigation Department, Panti in Yaba, while the car is currently parked at the police station at the local airport.
When our correspondent called Chukwu Ifeanyi yesterday, he acknowledged the incident took place and referred him to a female officer who is the Public Relation Officer of the command said it was a case of assault and that the naval command is investigating the incident.
 The female who decline to give her name disclosed that the naval authority is reaching out to the deceased family.

Also, a Lt Commander, who said he is the information officer of the command later called our reporter and explained that the navy will make public its finding public, he promised to call our reporter back later in the night.

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