Union official punches motorcyclist to death over N400 ticket

A bricklayer has died in Abeokuta, in a scuffle with officials of the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), for refusing to obtain commercial motorcycles daily ticket.

The late 33 year old bricklayer, identified as Ibrahim, was heading to a construction site on his motorcycle, when he was stopped by the association’s officials at Iyana mortuary junction, near Idi-Aba.

The association’s officials insisted that he must obtain a daily N400 ticket, but he refused, insisting that he is a bricklayer, and not a commercial motorcyclist.

Eye witnesses told Rockcity fm news that during the argument, Ibrahim fell, after one of the officials allegedly pushed him to the ground and he failed to stand up again.

The official escaped from the scene, while the bricklayer was rushed to the federal medical centre, Idi-Aba, where he was pronounced dead.

His body was later deposited in the morgue of the state hospital Ijaye.

The second Vice Chairman of ACOMORAN in the Ogun central, Alhaji Yaya Makinde told Rockcity fm news that the official who allegedly killed the bricklayer had been tracked down, and handed over to the police.

Meanwhile, motorcycle riders took to the streets in Abeokuta, to protest the death of the bricklayer, and the N400 daily ticket, attacking the secretariat of the association, located at quarry road in Abeokuta.

Also, the Okada riders blocked major roads, and protested to the governor’s office, Oke Mosan, the Ibara Police Station, the state hospital  Ijaye, Quarry road, Iyana mortuary and Lafenwa in the city.

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