Crisis Threatens As Setraco Soldiers Murder ‘Okada’ Rider In Delta

Date: 06-12-2013 6:46 am (7 years ago) | Author: Jossy Donald
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Pandemonium broke out Thursday morning in Ughelli, Delta State after soldiers attached to Setraco Construction Company shot and killed a cyclist, popularly known as “Okada.”

SaharaReporters gathered that the tragic event happened after soldiers posted to guard a Lebanese expatriate issued an order banning all forms of vehicular movements with the exception of motorcycles that convey school children across the Ughelli Bridge. The order was to enable smooth operations by Setraco Construction workers constructing the Ughelli market bridge.

An ‘Okada’ rider who witnessed the incident described how it happened to SaharaReporters. “Following the ban by the soldiers, the Okada rider who was carrying a female passenger, passed the barricade setup by the soldiers. Midway into the bridge, he was asked by one of the soldiers to reverse. The Okada rider began to appeal that since he was already midway into the bridge, the soldier should allow him through. While the conversation was going on, the infuriated soldier flogged the Okada rider with his horsewhip. In a swift reaction the Okada man came down from his motorcycle. In the process of taking off his helmet, it mistakenly hit the soldier on the arm.”

According to the eyewitness, “Once the helmet mistakenly hit his hand, the already angered soldier cocked his rifle threatening to shoot. On realizing what was happening, the Okada rider protested by holding the rifle to prevent the soldier from shooting him. On seeing what was happening, another soldier from the corner fired at the Okada rider on the chest but the bullet missed its target. Immediately, another shot was fired at the Okada rider on the head and he died instantly. A bystander at the scene named Felix was also hit by a stray bullet on the side.”

Several eyewitnesses told SaharaReporters that the soldiers took to their heels on realizing what they had done. However, they returned a few minutes later with a larger number and carried the injured Felix to a hospital and the corpse to the Ughelli police station. The soldiers also hurriedly covered the pool of blood on the ground with sand.

A correspondent of SaharaReporters who arrived at the scene around 9 a.m. observed that the murder spot had been covered with sand. A police source stated that the corpse had been taken to the morgue of an undisclosed hospital.

More soldiers had also been drafted to the scene, and movement in the market area reduced to the barest minimum. Pedestrians walking across the bridge were ordered to raise their hands above their heads.

A member of the community told SaharaReporters that tension had risen in the area as some youths have vowed to avenge the gruesome murder of one of their number by soldiers.

http://saharareporters.com/news-page/crisis-threatens-setraco-soldiers-murder-%E2%80%98okada%E2%80%99-rider-delta


Posted: at 6-12-2013 06:46 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
- maximus1 at 6-12-2013 07:00 AM (7 years ago)
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Killing an unarmed civilian,..mtcheeeew,..why U no go North-east if 2 sey killing dey hungry u,..why dem cover d blood wit sand?,...those who live by d guns shall die by d guns,...ur sands of time is counting !!!
Posted: at 6-12-2013 07:00 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- wiplash at 6-12-2013 07:33 AM (7 years ago)
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Only a fool ague wit a man wit a GUN...........
Posted: at 6-12-2013 07:33 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- micc at 6-12-2013 12:57 PM (7 years ago)
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The okada man made a very big mistake na. But is not enough reason to kill the man na .
Posted: at 6-12-2013 12:57 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- emekaeneh at 6-12-2013 01:02 PM (7 years ago)
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@wiplash that u very much ,even if I am not in support of what happen,somebody mistakenly hit a fully harm soldier instead of you to plead you were arguing with him and even holding the riffle .what do u expect.                                                                                Eneh say so via nokia 3310
Posted: at 6-12-2013 01:02 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickman2 at 6-12-2013 01:18 PM (7 years ago)
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see trouble
Posted: at 6-12-2013 01:18 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- 007G_lORD at 6-12-2013 01:44 PM (7 years ago)
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happen in my town.d bike man want to fight amy

Posted: at 6-12-2013 01:44 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- paulohking at 6-12-2013 01:47 PM (7 years ago)
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Roll Eyes
Posted: at 6-12-2013 01:47 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Noble12 at 6-12-2013 02:09 PM (7 years ago)
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bad
Posted: at 6-12-2013 02:09 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Noble12 at 6-12-2013 02:10 PM (7 years ago)
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zombie
Posted: at 6-12-2013 02:10 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- justmak at 6-12-2013 02:44 PM (7 years ago)
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na d soldier wa him d follow drag gun for kill am self dm even wast three bullet ontop him heard,weed no d tell somepeople 2rut nonsence okada man

Posted: at 6-12-2013 02:44 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- interpo777 at 6-12-2013 03:03 PM (7 years ago)
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am not part  of it to kill the public u protect but i wonder why an okada man would not obey and  return back knowing well the crazy arm forces of nigeria has no  training, army,police, navy etc.....RIP
Posted: at 6-12-2013 03:03 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 6-12-2013 03:09 PM (7 years ago)
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may his soul rest in peace
that soldier will never feel happiness un his life
Posted: at 6-12-2013 03:09 PM (7 years ago) | Grande Master
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- dareper at 6-12-2013 03:32 PM (7 years ago)
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Killing your fellow citizen bcuz of one yeye Lebanese. Is that how they protect us in their country?
Posted: at 6-12-2013 03:32 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- odprince at 6-12-2013 03:58 PM (7 years ago)
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R I P.........
Posted: at 6-12-2013 03:58 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickman2 at 6-12-2013 05:52 PM (7 years ago)
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see area..
Posted: at 6-12-2013 05:52 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ajanni at 6-12-2013 06:38 PM (7 years ago)
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soja abi?
Posted: at 6-12-2013 06:38 PM (7 years ago) | Grande Master
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- osamabinladin at 6-12-2013 07:56 PM (7 years ago)
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 Sad
Posted: at 6-12-2013 07:56 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- blackijawboi at 6-12-2013 08:51 PM (7 years ago)
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Problem
Posted: at 6-12-2013 08:51 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Dames at 6-12-2013 09:04 PM (7 years ago)
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If no be say death dey smell for person head sef, ao u go dey drag weapon with soldier man....? Police sef no dey take dt kind bullshit..
Posted: at 6-12-2013 09:04 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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