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Man crushed to death by truck after being chased by his best friend into traffic for speaking with his fiancee

By Mason White 9:29 AM April 21, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested on charges of manslaughter after allegedly causing his best friend’s death because he spoke with his fiancee, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that they arrested 34-year-old Monday Ekwekoba on Thursday, after being accused of causing the death of Wisdom Okafor.

Ekwekoba of 72 Clem Road, returned home to find Okafor speaking with his fiancee. He flew into a rage and chased him with an improvised weapon.

Ekwekoba chased the victim into on-coming traffic, where he was crushed to death by a truck. Ekwekoba faces life in prison if convicted of the charges.

Ekwekoba pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released after posting N200,000 ($1,000) bail.