Reports got to us from an edliner.com reader Femi Adeshina Fabulous, that an Army officer driving a pathfinder jeep ran into a hausa bike rider yesterday, April 26th at about 9:30pm at Egbeda – Akowonjo, Lagos.
According to Adeshina, who happened to be present at the scene of the incident, the bike rider sustained a broken ankle and was bleeding profusely. Then a huge crowd mainly of Hausa origins blocked the vehicle, agitating that the driver takes the wounded okada rider to the nearest hospital for adequate medical attention.
Our eyewitness further explained that the driver of the jeep fired three gunshots in the air to scare the crowd to retreat, a move that failed. “After noticing everyone was against him due to the reckless speed driving, he then ran into his car and brought out a Pistol, Shot it 3 times to distract people and free spaces to run, Everywhere scattered but the Hausa men waited, said Adeshina
“After few seconds of investigation we discovered the man was an Army officer. Due to the confidence the Aboki had, they didn’t run and still stood on their words, Demanding he takes the man to the hospital immediately, the soldier and his friend tried to bribe them with some cash but the Hausa men didn’t collect it,
Adeshina added “Until it was later agreed he has to take the man to the nearest hospital by himself and settle all necessary bills.
It should also be noted that as at the time of filling down this report, the health conditions of the wounded ‘okadaman’ could not be ascertained, as well as the location of the army officer.