*Passenger pushed to death from moving bus over N50 in Rivers*
A bus conductor has reportedly pushed a middle-aged passenger identified as Tedus Ohawen out of a moving bus to his death along Wobo Street, Mile Three axis of Port Harcourt on Friday.
The PUNCH quoting witnesses reported that an argument ensued between the victim and the suspect after the passenger demanded N50 change (balance) from the conductor.
The bus conductor was said to have pushed Ohawen out of the moving bus but unfortunately, the victim fell and the bus driver hit the man with his vehicle, leading to his death.
A witness said that after refusing to give the victim his N50 balance, “the conductor pushed him out of the bus. The driver then climbed the man with the bus.
"The driver and conductor ran. Finally, the man died there on the road,” she narrated as the incident caused a gridlock in the area.
However, while the Chief Security Officer of Diobu Vigilante Mile 3 Unit, Godstime Ihunwo, the driver has been apprehended.
“Today October 1st, at about 11:30 am, at Wobo by Ikwerre Road Junction, there was an argument between a bus driver, the conductor and a passenger. The man whose is Tedus Ohawen was having a little argument. The conductor pushed the passenger. The bus then hit the man and he died on the spot.
“The driver ran away with the bus. The conductor also ran away. But with the effort of the Nkpolu Divisional Police Officer, her squad and my vigilante men, we were able to apprehend the bus and the driver. Right now, the bus and the driver are at the Nkpolu police station,” Ihunwo stated.
As of press time, the spokesman of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, did not pick or phone calls, neither did he return a text message sent to him.