06 April 2014, Lokoja – A motorcycle rider in Lokoja yesterday was crushed to death by a kerosene tanker after his motorcycle collided with a car and in the process fell to the path of the kerosene tanker which ran over him before rescuers could come to his aid.
An eye witness account who spoke with Saturday Vanguard said the motorcycle rider later identified as Enojo Alfa was carrying a passenger along IBB way when he was hit along with his passenger by the other private motorcyclist.
The source said that while the deceased was still lying on the road, the trailer loaded with kerosene ran over him and split his head on the road. The passenger was lucky to have only been injured.
Saturday Vanguard source said while people were still trying to take the deceased away from the road, his motorcycle got missing.
“The motorcycle was stolen”.
The tanker driver was said to have tried to run away after he ran over and killed the Okada man but other aggrieved Okada riders gave him a hot chase and caught up with him and almost lynched him before the police rescued him.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Emeh Emeka who confirmed the story said the trailer was carrying kerosene from Port-Harcourt to Suleja. He said the motorcyclist was first hit by an unidentified taxi cab which ran away.