The incident which took many people by surprise attracted
hundreds of sympathisers who continued to wonder why the man
decided to choose death as an option.
The owner of the motorcycle said the deceased was not owing him,
that he always gave him the agreed amount at the end of each
According to an eyewitness, before his death, the Okada rider used
to ply Adegbayi/Alakia/Gate axis.
The source said the deceased came from Adegbayi/Alakia end of
the road, parked his bike and then jumped into the deep pool.
Before help could come his way, he had drowned.
It was gathered that other Okada riders and residents of the area
were helpless as no one could save the drowning man.
The Oyo State Director of Fire Services, Oyekunle Kareem
confirmed the incident, saying the man’s corpse had been handed
over to the Police.
Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state,
SP Olabisi Okuwobi‑Ilobanafor said the command was yet to be