Again, okada rider dies in auto crash in Ibadan

Four days after an accident involving a refuse truck and a motorcycle claimed two lives along Apete-Ijokodo road in Ibadan, Oyo State, another commercial motorcycle rider, one Jarius Ochikpa, died instantly last Monday along the same road, close to the same spot in an accident with a Micra car.

The Micra involved had Osun WWD 997 XA as its registration number while the motorcycle had registration number Osun FTD 288 QB.

According to a source who spoke with the Crime Reports, the incident occurred at about 7.00 a.m. when the okada rider who was said to be coming from Ijokodo and heading for Apete allegedly collided with the Micra car, whose driver was leaving Apete community, while negotiating a bend on a high speed.

The deceased, from Igede tribe in Benue State, reportedly swerved to the lane of the Micra car, resulting in a head-on collision which resulted in his death at the spot.

It will be noted that the rate of accident increased along the road since a small portion of it was tarred and opened for the use of commuters pending its total completion.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Adekunle Ajisebutu, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident, saying that the remains of the okada rider had been deposited at the Adeoyo State Hospital, Yemetu, Ibadan, while the Micra car and the ruins of the motorcycle had been taken into custody at Apete Police Station.