According to eye witness, the driver of the vehicle was receiving calls inside the vehicle while driving and lost control, thereby hitting the okada rider. The rider’s legs were broken and was rushed to Igando General Hospital.
The okada rider, identified as Mr. Azubuike, but popularly known by okada riders as Water, resides at Sunny Street, Jaiye-oba, Shasha area of Lagos State. The chairman of Okada Riders Association, Shasha Branch, Mr. Joseph who spoke with P.M.NEWS at the scene of the incident said: “I saw the driver making calls as he was driving. He later lost control and crossed to the the other lane and hit the okada who was coming from the other side of the road. When I rushed there, I discovered the okada man is my cousin.” Laptops, soft drinks, wallet and table water were in the car.
The driver of the vehicle has been taken to Idimu Police Station for interrogation.