SO SAD: Two Okada Riders Crushed To Death On Third Mainland Bridge

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Scene of the incident (Photo credit: Punch)

Two riders on a motorcycle(popularly known as Okada) with number plate, KJA405QO, were crushed to death by a vehicle driven by a policeman on the Third Mainland Bridge on Wednesday, 29th April, 2015.

It was learnt that the deceased riders were riding against the traffic inwards Lagos Island when they were crushed to death.

A traffic official, who spoke to Punch on the condition of anonymity, said the deceased riders rode along with others in a convoy.

He said, “I was at Oworonshoki when I saw about four motorcycles driving against traffic inwards Lagos Island.

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“They drove against the traffic on the Third Mainland Bridge for reasons still unknown.

“When they got to the bridge, one of the motorcycles, which had two persons, was knocked down by a wine-coloured Toyota Picnic with number plate, BDG60CL.

“The two guys on the bike died on the spot, while their colleagues fled.”

The policeman who also sustained minor injuries said he tried to avoid the men riding against the traffic, but the riders were on top speed.

Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad and the Adekunle division were seen controlling the traffic.

Upon searching the victims, a pair of scissors and a national identity card were found on one of the victims, whose hand had been severed from the body.

The Lagos State Police spokesman, Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the incident.

He said, “The information at our disposal is that the two men were on a motorcycle and were driving against traffic when they rammed into an incoming vehicle. The two of them died on the spot. One of them has already been identified.

“Their corpses have been deposited at a morgue.”

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