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Commercial motorcyclists protest in Osogbo after death of colleague



According to reports, a serious road traffic accident occurred Thursday along the Lameco-Okinni road.

The accident which involved a motorcyclist, a minibus, and a tipper has degenerated into uncontrolled protests along the axis.

Commercial motorcyclists clash in Osogbo after death of colleague

motorcyclists protest in Osogbo after death of colleague

The protests it was gathered is between minibus (korope) drivers and motorcyclists (Okada)

An eyewitness, Tobiloba Ali in a message to DAILY POST said, “It was a fatal one indeed, had to come down from the minibus when the bikers wanted to attack us. Three people on the bike were involved in the incident, the korope and a tipper. According to a witness, the incident claimed a life.”

Another eyewitness Agboola Adeleke revealed that a motorist, Sariyahu Jamiu and Rashidat Hassan escaped being attacked by the angry motorcyclists who were protesting the loss of life of one of their own.

He said the affected road has been blocked by suspected hoodlums and all the escape routes are surrounded by touts.


Meanwhile, residents and business owners have called on the Osun State Police Command and other security agencies to take urgent action to curtail the ongoing crisis along Lameco/Okinni road as a of the accident.

They also wanted the authorities to act fast so as to forestall the possible escalation of the situation and breakdown of law and order.

At the time of filing this report, neither the Osun Sector of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) nor the Osun State Police Command has reacted to the development.


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