A witness said Ibrahim was heading towards the Oko Baba area.
He said, “Ibrahim was a graduate of a university in Ibadan, Oyo State. He came to Lagos to work. He was deaf and dumb.
“Around 2pm, after observing the Islamic prayer, we saw him walking beside the track; then he entered the main track.
“When we saw the train hooting and he continued walking, we became alarmed. Some people threw water on him, while others even threw stone at him. But he did not pay attention. He merely shook them off and readjusted his cap.”
The train was said to have hit him, as residents watched in horror.
Punch Metro learnt that some residents quickly mobilised and carried the corpse into the bus.
It was learnt that the victim, who hailed from Ogun State, had recently lost a sibling.
A policeman and an official of the Nigerian Railway Corporation were observed taking the details of the victim.
They both refused to comment on the issue when approached by Punch Metro.
A vendor in the area, who did not identify himself, urged the authorities to find solution to the recurring train accidents in the area.
He said, “Last year, around 8pm, a man was also killed around this same area. The Iddo station is very close to this place, and maybe it has something to do with it. But most of these accidents are caused by people who either block their ears with headphones or are lost in thought. The one that happened today was, however, unfortunate.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that the Railway Police Command was investigating the case.