Okada Rider Jumps To His Death In Osun River

Hundreds of residents of Osogbo capital of Osun State on Wednesday rushed to the Osun River at Gbodofon area to catch a glimpse of an unidentified middle-aged commercial motorcyclist who reportedly jumped into the river. 

It was gathered that the incident happened around 4:15 PM when the motorcyclist suddenly stopped on the bridge, received a phone call and jumped into the river. 

Our correspondent who visited the scene observed a large crowd of sympathisers standing in awe, wondering what could have pushed the motorcyclist to voluntarily jump into the high current river.  

A witness named Taiwo Adebiyi told Radio Nigeria that “the Okada man was riding from Ogo-Oluwa side through Aregbe area when he stopped to receive a phone call on the bridge, threw his phone into the river and jumped into it without putting off the ignition.” 

Divers are yet to arrive at the scene to commence a search around 5:02 pm Radio Nigeria left the scene.

However, the police were at the scene to take the motorcycle with registration number PKA 915 VI to their station. 

When the administrative officer of Osun State Fire Service, Mr. Ibrahim Adekunle, was contacted, he confirmed the incident, noting that a search has commenced to recover the body of the motorcyclist. 

The Public Relation Officer of Osun State Police Command, Mrs. Yemisi Opalola disclosed that effort was ongoing to rescue the motorcyclist. 

Adenitan Akinola

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