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Okada Man Hit and Run – Says Police Can Do Nothing

Okada Man Hit and Run – Says Police Can Do Nothing

On Thursday 12th May 2010 at about 12 pm, an Okada man (in photograph) from nowhere hit another bike rider with registration number ABV 263 at Pademba Road, Liverpool Street intercession in central Freetown, leaving his colleague rider with serious injuries and bluffing that the police can do nothing.

Sallu Manga Kamara who was hit right in front of the office of Sierra Express Media immediately rushed to report the matter to reporters available at the time to cover the eventual skirmish that erupted after the incident. Mr. Kamara complained that the okada rider hit him, coming from Siaka Stevens Street through Liverpool, running into him unchecked in full gear, wrecking untold injuries on him and deciding against taking responsibility for his act and boasting to have police protection.

Sallu Kamara further reported that his bike was also damage but to his surprise, the Traffic Police present at the scene paid no heed to the incident and was busied with his own affairs.

Residents and commuters at Liverpool Street expressed their dismay at the way and manner the okada riders are misbehaving in the centre of the Freetown municipality. A middle age man expressed disappointment as to why the okada boys had been stopped from plying the central business district but are still causing untold carnage for the people of the city.

Fekia blamed this on the Sierra Leone Police especially the Traffic Division who he said have immersed themselves in gross corruption and negligence of their duties.  

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  • In many parts of the world where over crowded cities have been plagued with other means of transportation such as Motor Cycles unconventional means of transportation such as New York City,Lagos,Dakar, law enforcement have been used to curb the anxiety of those aggressive Riders by imposing stepper penalties to discourage such behavior in other to save lives and property destructions.

    Therefore, I disagree with the statement that Government cannot do anything about it. That makes me sick to my stomach too. My younger sister was hit twice by aggressive Okada riders and I do believe stepper penalties will deter the aggressive drivers to think twice for not following the law at all times.
    In conclusion, no Okada rider should rider without a helmet and properly following the riding rules of the road that is specifically built for vehicles.

    14th May 2010
  • Koroma , Germany ,

    I will have a sleepless night tonight after reading about Okada Man Hit and Run. My God those Okada Men are real rebels they have no feeling or respect for life. When I was in Freetown during December my nightmare was Okada Men and its still hurt me till now because of there reckeness behaviour. APC and Freetown City Councel has a task.

    13th May 2010

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