Bullion Van Kills 22 Year Old Man In Abeokuta

Bullion VanA 22 year old motorcycle rider has been allegedly killed by a bullion van at Oke Ilewo area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The incident reportedly caused violent reactions from some residents of the area.

According to eyewitness accounts, the middle aged man, simply identified as Gbenga Okesola, was on an errand for his elder brother when he was hit and killed by the bullion van.

The alleged nonchalant attitude of Policemen following the bullion van towards the deceased irked the residents who took to the streets to protest the death of the young man.

Normalcy, however, returned to the scene of the accident with residents of the area going about their normal businesses after the initial violent reaction which trailed the death.

Ikorodu Killing: Victim Laid To Rest

The remains of Olalekan, the motorcycle rider who was killed by a suspected policeman in Ikorodu on Tuesday has been released to his family members.

His corpse was brought to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Wednesday for an autopsy.

A number of policemen were on ground at the Ogolonto Junction to lead the corpse, probably to control the atmosphere from being tensed, but plans changed within a wink of an eye.

The policemen were no more in sight as the deceased colleagues in black T-shirts with his picture on it, arrived the scene.

Most of them, including family members, broke out in tears at a glimpse of the 34 year old’s body.

 

Ikorodu: Okada Rider Shot By Policeman Identified As Olalekan

The young motorcycle rider, identified as Olalekan, who was shot dead yesterday by a policeman in Ikorodu, Lagos, was shot three times by the law enforcement agent when he tried to resist the seizure of his motorcycle.

Channels Television correspondent, Lauretta Chiogor, who visited the area reported that Olalekan died instantly.

A visit to the Ikorodu General Hospital also revealed that three Rapid Respond Squad (RRS) vehicles have been stationed around the premises and the hospital gates have been locked as friends wait outside the gate, waiting to see the corpse of the victim.

The Okada riders association in the area has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the police officer, identified as Haruna.

Allegations involving bribery and corruption have been leveled against the officer whose whereabouts are unknown at present.

Sources told Channels Television that Haruna demands sums from N5000 up to N15000 from Okada riders, who he insists are plying illegal routes.