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General News of Wednesday, 12 September 2018


Police vehicle runs over ‘Okada’ rider killing him instantly

A 23-year-old Okada rider, only known as Sulemana, met his untimely death Tuesday morning at Mallam Junction when a police vehicle ran over him.

The police officer immediately collapsed after seeing the mutilated body of the deceased.

The police officer, who is yet to be identified, was conveying his children to school when the unfortunate incident occurred.

An eyewitness, Majid Amadu, explained that Sulemana was heading towards Kasoa, but immediately changed his route to avoid arrest by some three police officers who were arresting Okada riders at Mallam Junction. Unfortunately, his motorbike collided with the oncoming police vehicle, killing him on the spot.

He said onlookers had a hectic time removing the mutilated body underneath the vehicle.

“We tried very hard before pulling him from the vehicle and the most painful aspect of it was that we did all we could to get the Mallam Police Station informed but to no avail. But some soldiers who were also stuck in traffic managed to deal with the traffic situation,” he revealed.

The police officer was also rushed to the hospital because he collapsed upon seeing the disfigured body of Sulemana.