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  • Updated: May 19, 2022

Tension In Osogbo As Commercial Motorcyclists, Minibus Drivers Clash

Tension In Osogbo As Commercial Motorcyclists, Minibus Drive

Accident scene

A protest has erupted between commercial motorcyclists and minibus drivers over a serious road traffic accident which occured along the Lameco-Okinni road on Thursday.

The protest, it was gathered, is between minibus (korope) drivers and commercial motorcyclists (Okada).

The fatal accident it was learnt from sources occured around Makuns, Hotel, Agunbelewo.

An eyewitness, Tobiloba Ali in a message to this medium explained that the accident was a fatal one.

"I had to come down from the mini bus when the bikers wanted to attack us...

"Three people on bike were involved in the incident, the korope and a tipper... according to a witness, the incident claimed a life."

Another eyewitness Agboola Adeleke revealed that a motorist, Sariyahu Jamiu and Rashidat Hassan escaped being attacked by the angry commercial motorcyclists who were protesting the loss of the life of one of their own.

"The road has been blocked and all the escape routes have been bombarded by suspected hoodlums."

"We call on the Osun State Police Command and other security agencies to take urgent action to curtail the ongoing crisis along Lameco/Okinni road as a result of the accident.

"The authorities should act fast so as to forestall possible escalation of the situation and breakdown of law and order."

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