QUBES NEWS: He was healthy when he left home, a source says as Okada rider slumps, dies at filling station

A source has described what happened to a commercial motorcyclist popularly called ‘okada rider’ who slumps and died at a filling station as mysterious since he was quite healthy when he left his residence on the day his demise occurred.

The source said, “He was healthy when he left his house located on Famakinwa Street, Ondo and rode on a motorcycle to the fuel station located a few metres away from his house.

The 40-year-old Okada rider, Kehinde Akinsowon reportedly died after he slumped at a filling station in the Yaba area of Ondo town, Ondo State.

The late Akinsowon, was said to be a member of the executive of the association of commercial motorcyclists in the town, he was said to have ridden a motorcycle to the fuel station on Saturday to buy fuel when he suddenly fell at the station and died.

The source added, “He slumped while buying fuel into his motorcycle. As he fell, everybody rushed him to a hospital but all efforts to save his life was unsuccessful as he gave up the ghost at the scene.”

However, the remains of the deceased has been reportedly deposited in a morgue in the town.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said the command had released the corpse of the late okada rider to his family.

“We can confirm the incident but the family of the deceased has come to claim the corpse and it has been released to them,” the PPRO said.