Shock as truck crushes Okada rider to death on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway


There was shock, on Monday at the Ogun State axis of Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, following the death of a male Okada rider allegedly crushed to death by a truck.

The incident occurred at about 11am, at Olowotedo, adjacent a new generation church camp, inbound Lagos State.

The tragedy was recorded when a hit and run car reportedly hit the Okada rider with number plate WDE 415 VD, from the rear, such that it summersault and ended up being crushed by the truck with number plate XA 539 BBJ also travelling in the same direction.

Chaos later broke out, as some touts were said to have rushed to the scene and took the law into their hand by attacking road users and vandalising vehicles at sight, in vengeance.

It was gathered that the late motorcyclist was identified as a resident but law enforcement agents quickly doused the tension by impounding the truck and arresting its driver.

The development was said to have hampered free flow of traffic but the prompt intervention of men of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE) restored sanity to the axis.

At press time, the accidented vehicles have been taken to Mowe Divisional Police Command for investigations while the body had been deposited at the morgue.

TRACE Public Relations Officer, Babatunde Akinbiyi who confirmed the development to news men said a temporary diversion was created to ease traffic.

Also, he commiserated with the affected victims over their loss and enjoined Okada riders to disengage from plying the expressway.