“We later ordered a taxi and took the driver to a nearby hospital. When we got there, he was referred to another hospital. It was when we got to the second hospital that he was confirmed dead.”

A company staff member who did not want his name mentioned said the late driver’s employer rushed down to the supermarket some hours after the incident and threatened to arrest the workers.

He said, “The employer of the driver came here later in the day and by the time he arrived, he started to threaten us with arrest. He said he was a regular customer at the supermarket and that his employee did not deserve to be beaten.

“He also demanded CCTV footage of what happened between them but there was no one to operate it that evening.”

Meanwhile, the supervisor, identified as Bilal, and the staff were arrested and taken to Maroko Police Station.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.

“Yes, the incident happened. The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Yaba,” he said.