Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Unknown youths have allegedly killed a motorcycle rider popularly known as Okada at Ifiekporo community in Delta State and carted away his bike.
The incident which happened at about 11pm Wednesday night at Amorighoye Street jolted residence of the street who were woken up from their deep slumber by the vigorous barking of dogs around compounds close to the scene of incident.
A resident who does not want his names in print disclosed that he gave the killers, two men, a hot chase but could not march the speed with which the hoodlums took off with the bike while their victim wriggled helplessly on the ground in pains and agony with blood gushing out of his neck region from multiple stabling calling for help while battling for survival.
According to him, he started making calls to others residents of the street immediately who came to convey the corpse of the Okada rider said to be a Calabar indigene whose names could not be ascertained to Ekpan police station in Uvwie Council area from where they referred to “A” Division in Warri South where they formally lodged the case with the Police taking the remains to the Warri Central Hospital morgue.
It would be recalled that similar incidents have occurred in the area in recent times where one seller of such stolen bike was apprehended at Jeddo community in Okpe council area leading to the arrest of some persons.
The Wednesday incident in which the two assailants where carrying an empty petrol jerry-can is about the third in the area even as the Hausa bike riders in the neighborhood threatened to go on a revenge mission soon before the community leaders took steps to pacify them to avoid a bloody clash.
A community youth leader disclosed that the community is schedule to hold a meeting Tuesday next week to discuss the issue with a view to seeking solutions to the problems that is capable of giving the community a bad image, saying that they have at various times cautioned bike riders to desist from taking passengers into the bush streets at night but they would not adhere to reasons for pecuniary gains.
But the Police Commissioner in the state, Adeleke Adeyinka who confirmed the incident, said the Police were on top of the killing of the Okada rider, disclosing that three persons were arrested and are being detained at the state CID for further investigation and assured that the Police will do everything possible to reduce crimes in the state.