Outrage as petrol tanker crushes newly-wedded Okada rider in Ondo

A truck laden with petroleum merchandise, which belongs to the Nigeria Nationwide Petroleum Cooperation, NNPC, has crushed a bike operator popularly referred to as “Okada rider” to demise in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

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The accident, which claimed the stay of the okada rider on the spot, occurred on the well-liked Iye-Oma junction in Alagbaka space of the state capital.

It was gathered that the truck, which was coming from an finish of the Oba Adesida street, rammed into the Okada rider on account of alleged brake failure whereas approaching the Oba-Ile axis of the street.

An eyewitness, who can also be an Okada rider by title: Femi, advised DAILY POST that the deceased recognized as Kayode Esan, who hailed from Ita-Ogbolu in Akure North Native Authorities Space of Ondo State, was attempting to keep away from the tanker when he was hit by the truck.


The eyewitness, who was visibly shaking on the scene of the accident, said that the deceased lately received married.

The accident precipitated gridlock at Alagbaka space of town as different Okada riders tried to set the truck ablaze, however have been prevented by way of the fast intervention of safety operatives who have been referred to as in to calm the already heightened stress.

In the meantime, males of the Federal Highway Security Corps, FRSC, have evacuated the corpse as on the time of submitting this report, in addition to put below management the visitors which was on standstill for hours because of the accident.



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