Ogun union officers pursue motorbike rider to death over N600

Ogun union officers pursue motorbike rider to death over N600

Nura Kazeem, a motorbike rider, was crushed to death on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Aseese, Ogun State.

Reporters discovered that several members of the community’s motorbike riders’ organization were pursuing the 22-year-old over an N600 ticket when he collided with a commercial bus and died.

Kazeem was reportedly planning to fly to his homeland in the North with his brothers when he was contacted by a union member, simply known as Ayomo, about purchasing a daily ticket.

According to reports, the victim declined to purchase the ticket on the grounds that he was unemployed and prepared to depart.

Ayomo and many other union leaders reportedly pursued him until he collided with a white Mazda bus.

According to Khalid Abdullahi, an eyewitness, the authorities departed the area immediately.

He said, “I was coming from Oshodi to Asese in a public bus when I saw two motorcycles coming at top speed.

“A white Mazda bus in our front wanted to drop off passengers at the ASCON Bus-stop, while the bus I was in also wanted to drop off passengers at the same bus stop. But as the white bus wanted to park, one of the speeding motorcycles rammed into it.

“When I saw the accident, I came down from the bus to help the victim when I saw that he was one of our brothers. We dragged him to a side of the road, but he was already dead. As the motorcycle union officials saw what happened, they turned back and fled.”

Alhaji Shehu Usman, the Seriki of the Hausa community in Ibafo, who highlighted that the event had the potential to spark a tribal war in the state, advised the state government to educate the union on how to conduct themselves in their official capacity.


He said:

“The government should bear this in mind and warn these people. There are ways to go about this type of issue without harassing people.”

The Asese branch Chairman of the union, Agboola Afolabi, said he was working with the Arewa community to resolve the matter.

He said:

“I was on my way to Abeokuta when someone called me that something was happening in my unit and that someone had died. I turned back to come and resolve the issue. When I got there, I was shocked when I saw the scene.

“But I am grateful to the Arewa community here that they are peaceful people and they helped us to create peace in this situation.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, promised to call back our correspondent on the incident.

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