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Tragedy as a transport union member identified as Jelili Jimoh reportedly slumped and died after he allegedly slapped an Okada rider because of N100 ticket fee.

The deceased, a resident of Agbado area in Ogun state lost his life after he aggressively slapped a motorcyclist identified as Ezekiel Amosu for refusing to pay extra amount apart from the daily N100 ticket fee.

An eyewitness disclosed that the motorcyclist, Amosu on Monday picked a passenger going to Beshi bus stop in Agbado from Dalemo, a neighbouring community.

After travelling some distance to the destination, the deceased (Jimoh) reportedly stopped the motorcyclist (Amosu) and requested him to pay ticket fee for the day.

The rider reportedly gave Jimoh N100 which he rejected it, saying the sum was small. While the haggling went on, the collector reportedly slapped Amosu and detained his motorcycle, insisting that he should add to the N100.

As Amosu was begging to be freed, he received another slap from Jimoh, who started fidgeting afterwards.

Jimoh was said to have slumped where he was sitting in a secluded place and was rushed to the hospital before he was later pronounced dead.

Reacting to the incident, the Police Public Relations in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident and expressed shock over the incident.

Oyeyemi said that the case of the death is beyond human understanding.

Abimbola said, “It is true. He slapped the okada rider twice. He slumped two minutes after and died. The rider did not touch him and many eyewitnesses testified at the police station. It was recorded as a case of sudden and unnatural death so arresting the rider will be a miscarriage of justice.”

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