60 year old Okada rider killed by tipper truck in Kogi

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A Motorcycle commercial rider 60 year old father of 30 children lost his life and his passenger when a tipper rammed into his motorcycle along Ganaja junction in Lokoja Kogi State.

An eyewitness account discosed to kogiflame that the accident which occured on Monday was as a result of reckless riding of a commercial Keke NAPEP who left his lane to another lane was avoided by another trailer heading to Ajaokuta axis.

The source said in an effort to avoid the Keke NAPEP, the Okada commercial rider was bushed from his lane by the trailer and him and his passenger were crushed by incoming tipper and died on the spot.

Speaking on the accident, the Kogi State Commander Stephen Dawulung, Sector Commander, Fedral Road Safety Corp (FRSC), said “The man, Abdulsalam Ibrahim, a 60-year old commercial motorcyclist and his passenger were killed by the tipper truck at Ganaja Junction in Lokoja.

“The incident was tragic and very unfortunate,” he said.

He regretted that the accident cut short the life of the bread-winner of 30 children.

“The accident was a case of hit and run because by the time we responded to the distress call to the area immediately after it happened, the driver and the tipper were nowhere to be found.

“Eye witnesses told us that immediately the accident happened, the tipper driver zoomed off leaving the victims’ mangled bodies on the road for sympathisers,” he said.

He said that officers deposited the corpse of the man at the Morgue of Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, while that of the passenger was at Ankuri hospital morgue, Lokoja.

Dawulung urged motorists to always observe safety measures including speed limits.

He also advised motorcyclists to always put on their helmets to avoid head injuries.

Also speaking on the accident, Malam Musa Baba-Aliyu, Chairman, Kogi Motorcycle Riders’ Association, said that the deceased rider was an indigene of Katsina and a bonafide member of the union.

Baba-Aliyu said that Ibrahim was trying to avoid the trailer when the accident occured.

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