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Okada Man Crushed To Death While Running From Ticketing Officials

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A commercial motorcycle rider (Okada man) identified as Biliaminu Olayiwola, was on Thursday crushed to death at Daleko, Mushin area of Lagos State. According to information gathered, the sad incident happened when he was trying to run away from some hoodlums said to be ‘ticketing officials’.

An eyewitness who identified himself as Ahmed Kasali, said some ticketing officials working with motorcycle riders in Daleko area gave Olayiwola a chase after he picked a passenger in the area which was said to be outside his route.

OLUGISTING gathered that it was while he was fleeing from the area, that he was crushed to death by a trailer.

Kasali said the incident caused tension in the community, adding that the passenger Olayiwola had picked in the area escaped with some injuries.

According to his words: “What usually happens is that as a motorcycle rider, you have your area of operation. The motorcycle rider, in a bid to make more money, brought a passenger from Isolo, which was his base, to Mushin. He was returning to Isolo when he saw another passenger, whom he picked.

“Some agberos sighted him and started chasing him. Because the rider knew if they caught up with him they would extort money from him, he started speeding. He rode against the traffic, thinking he could overtake the trailer and escape.

“He, however, miscalculated and fell into the path of the trailer, which crushed him to death. The passenger, probably sensing danger, jumped off the motorcycle and escaped before the accident happened.”

It was gathered that the trailer driver also jumped off the vehicle and fled to the Olosan Police Station, which was close to the scene of the accident, in other to escape jungle justice meted out to killer drivers.

Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency were said to have removed the corpse and deposited it in a mortuary, while the trailer was towed to the station.

The General Manager of LASEMA, Adeshina Tiamiyu, while confirming the incident, said that the agency received a distress call around 9.19am.

“The accident happened around the Daleko bridge inward Isolo. We immediately deployed our Emergency Response Team in the scene of the accident. Investigation conducted by the team revealed that the motorcycle rider was crushed under a trailer while trying to make a U-turn.

“The rider lost his life to the incident and his corpse was recovered by the LASEMA ERT and was handed over to the police. The driver of the trailer fled immediately the accident occurred, but was apprehended by the police at the Olosan Police Station,” he said.


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