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Keke rider slumps, dies after slap from Motorist

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By Oluseyi Dasilva, Ilorin

A Keke Napep rider popularly called “Feargod” has reportedly slumped and died after been slapped by one Kayode Oluwatomi on Monday evening.

According to reports by an official of the Tricycle Association in Illorin, the Kwara State capital, “The incident occurred around 07:45p.m at Garin Alimi Roundabout.

It was reported that the tricyclist (Feargod) hit Adeyemi’s vehicle from the rear which resulted in a heated argument that culminated into provocation and Oluwatomi hit the tricyclist with something suspected to be a charm at which the tricyclist slumped and died instantly.

The report further added that the police has taken over the matter and the remains of the deceased has been deposited in Garin Alimi Hospital mortuary.

Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer, Kwara State Police Command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, said “A case of culpable homicide on 13/09/2021, at about 1945 hrs, one Ganiyu Adebayo ‘M’ Vice Chairman Trycycle Riders Association  Garin Alimi/Asa-Dam unit ilorin  reported at Budo Nuhu Police Station that  same date at about 1650hrs  a tricycle operator, one Kola Adeyemi ‘M’ of Boluwaji area  Egbejila ilorin  hit a honda bullet car with Reg/No. BX 954 AJL black colour  driven by one Kayode Oluwatomi,  a staff of BYC Consultancy firm, Irewolede area of Ilorin at the back and broke one of its parking light  which is valued at N2,500.

“The said tricycle operator begged to pay N2,000 for the broken light but he, Kola Adeyemi refused.  Argument ensued the driver slapped the trycycle operator and he slumped. He was confirmed dead at Garin Alimi Hospital, Illorin while the driver has been arrested and undergoing investigation. He will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.”

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