Tuesday, 6 November 2012
2 Septuagenarians Slump, Die as a result of Okada ban
Following the Delta State government’s ban on the use of motorcycles, popularly called “Okada”, three septuagenarian traders have reportedly slumped and died around Umuagu-Asaba while waiting for means to move out to their business centres.
Reliable sources said two of the victims have been regular visitors to the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, where they were said to have been taking treatment for hypertension and other related ailments.
Leadership investigations revealed that commuters have been faced with the problem of insufficient tricycles that replaced the Okada as, in most cases, they wait for several hours to no avail to get their destinations.
Expectedly, there is a mad rush for the only few tricycles that are available.
Sources said victims of the unfortunate incident died on their way to the hospital, a situation that has created palpable tension in the quarters.