How Pinging Landed Man In Hospital


One Mr. Julius Joseph, 34, got a shock of his
life when a mechanic, Olajide Olaniran stabbed
him mercilessly for pinging on the road while
driving in the Ijaiye area of Lagos State.
It was reported that Joseph was returning from a
bank in the area to withdraw money when
Olaniran, who was in a Toyota Corolla, blocked
the road and accused him of pinging and driving.

Yet, Joseph, who claimed he was checking an
alert he received on his phone when the incident
occurred, challenged the 42-year-old mechanic
for driving against the traffic and both men
alighted from their cars.
Following an altercation between the two,
Olaniyan, allegedly used a bottle to stab Joseph
after which he made off with his (Joseph’s) two
phones and N5,000.
The victim reportedly slumped on the spot, having
lost much blood. He was said to have been
rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching
Hospital, Ikeja, and was later referred to the
National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi for intensive
The mechanic has since been arrested.

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