Okada rider dies as two passengers suffer injuries in Ogun road crash




A commercial motorcyclist has died while his two passengers sustained injuries in a road crash in Ogun State.

The Ogun police command said the crash was recorded on Friday along the Lusada-Igbesa road, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

A truck driver identified as Muyiwa Akinranti had reported the incident to the police.

According to Omolola Odutola, the police spokesperson in Ogun, Akinranti told the police that the accident occurred while driving his truck, with registration number SYE 982XA, from Lusada inward Igbesa at Gasoline.

The driver had said that, while he was preparing to turn towards Lusada at a turning lane, he noticed a vehicle approaching from Igbesa towards Lusada, and “as he waited for the vehicle to pass, a reckless motorcycle rider, riding on top speed from Lusada collided with the left side of his truck.”

He had stated further that he descended from his truck to assess the impact of the collision; unfortunately, it resulted in serious injuries to the three occupants involved.

The trio were reportedly rushed to St. Ann Hospital in Lusada, where the attending doctor pronounced 35-year-old Joshua Zossu, the okada rider, dead.

Odutola added that the two passengers, Messrs Yusuf Yinka and Moses Stephen, are responding to treatment.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, while commiserating with the bereaved family, reminded drivers, bike riders and other road users to observe safety measures on the road.