A Sport Utility Vehicle reportedly rammed into a moving bike killing the motorcyclist and his passenger.
Though the accident happened on the 12th of August, Punch Newspaper reports it today that Mr Osita Chukwu, the motorcyclist died while on hospital admission.
Report has it that the incident happened in Odogunyan area of Ikorodu, Lagos State after a reckless and overspeeding hit and run driver with no licence knocked Mr. Osita and the yet-to-be identified passenger down.
According to the brother of the deceased, Basil, the family has been thrown into mourning.
He said, “I was working at the site when I received a call from the doctor attending to him at the hospital asking if I knew one Mr Osita Chukwu, who had an accident and was admitted to the hospital. The doctor said he was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver and some good Samaritans brought him to the hospital for treatment. I quickly told him to ensure his adequate treatment”.
“However, the doctor called back later to inform me that I needed to come to the hospital to take his corpse away, because Osita had passed away. I was shocked and still crying when I received another call from the police asking if I would be pressing charges, because the person who used his vehicle to knock him down, had reported himself at the station”.
“From what I was told, Osita was conveying a passenger to a destination in Ikorodu when the vehicle belonging to a fishing company rammed into him. I was at the Sagamu Police Station, where the police were faulting the driver, because he was not the real driver and had no driving licence. The accident happened on Wednesday, August 12, 2020″.
“At the station, I was shown the picture of Osita’s corpse to identify if he was my brother. After identifying him, I went to the mortuary to see his corpse. Later on, I had a meeting with the family of the person responsible for his death and they gave us N300,000 to take care of his family and also made some contributions for his burial, which has been done in our village in Enugu State.”
According Basil, Osita was survived by a wife and three children. He, therefore, appealled to Nigerians and government to assist the family.
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