A man in his 30s, identified as Moshood Suleiman, has reportedly died after he had scuffle with a commercial motorcycle operator, popularly called Okada Rider, over transport fare.
NIGERIAN TRIBUNE gathered that the incident happened in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, when the deceased boarded an commercial motorcycle from Unity to Fate Road area of the metropolis.
It was gathered that trouble started when the deceased, a fish vendor at Fate area, alighted from the okada and disagreement ensued between them over the fare.
A source in the area said, “Initially, they were arguing over the fare which later led to disagreement and other okada operators who had massed around them started beating him.
“He ran and was pursued only to be ambushed at the front of a filling station in the area until one of his family members who had learnt about the development came to rescue him”.
The deceased’s sister, Oyindamola, confirmed the development.
Oyindamola said, “A Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) team that was, fortunately passing through the area at the time, arrested three of the Okada riders.
“He gave up the ghost at the Ilorin General Hospital where he was rushed to.
“But we want justice to be served and those involved to be fished out and punished. My brother cannot die like that in vain. Our family wants justice in the matter”, she added.
When contacted on Tuesday, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the NSCDC, Olasunkanmi Ayeni, confirmed the incident. He, however, said that the matter has been taken over by the Police command in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ajayi Okasanmi, said that he was yet to be informed of the development, adding that “I will find out and get back to you”.