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Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Property destroyed as commercial motorcyclists protest death of colleague in Ogun

By Our Correspondent


Hell was let loose in the commercial town of Sagamu, in Sagamu local government area of Ogun State on Tuesday when commercial motorcyclists popularly called Okada operators took to the street to protest against the death of one of their colleague.


The deceased motorcyclist who is non native of the town was according to eyewitness, lost his life while attempting to resist arrest by a taskforce put in place by Sagamu Local Government after allegedly driving against traffic.

According to a source , the motorcycle rider fell and hit his head on the ground and died instantly.


The development threw the entire town into confusion, as motorcycle riders in their numbers protested against the action of the taskforce.



The protesters were said to have destroyed vehicles and other valuables, while residents scampered for safety and many business outlets hurriedly shut down.



The protesters besieged the Local Government Secretariat along Aiyepe road, to register their displeasure on the ugly development.



As at the time of filing this report, normalcy has been restored to the town with everyone going about with their daily activities.

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident and assured  that the situation had been put under control.