Tragedy strikes as 2 people on Okada die after falling off Mallam Junction overhead

Tragedy strikes as 2 people on Okada die after falling off Mallam Junction overhead

- Two people on an okada have lost their lives after meeting an accident

- The motorbike carrying them fell off the Mallam junction overhead, crashing into the ground

- The incident occurred early morning on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that a motor rider and his passenger aboard the bike reportedly fell over from the Mallam junction overhead.

The rider together with his passenger reportedly ran into the curves on the overhead bridge as they approached the Mallam Junction from Lapaz.

The incident occurred early morning on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh on Adom FM's Facebook page, one of the people aboard the motorbike had a crash helmet on. Fortunately for him, he did not bleed but was obviously injured.

The other passenger who did not have a crash helmet on was spotted in a pool blood exactly where he fell.

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The two men have been identified as Natty and Tomoli by people who know them.

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The incident has drawn a lot of reactions from Ghanaians as most of them pointed fingers at former president Mahama for promising to legalise Okada.

Andrew Adonis CasterGh prayed that they rest in peace.

Natty, Tomoli, may ur humble soul rest well.

Hajia Tundra who seems to know the two said the motorbike was not operating on commercial basis. Thus, the rider is not an Okada rider.

He is not an Okada driver pls Dey are Frnds.

Courage Gati said this accident would not stop the legalisation of the Okada if the NDC comes to power.

This won’t stop the movement of legalizing it. Last week alone bus Accidents on Kumasi,cape coast roads are we banning the use of vehicles? . We regulate is the way.
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Bright Oman Ba Pa said the legalisation has not started but people are already dying.

The legalisation hasn’t even been started but you have started dying?

Christopher Amuzu also said the rider is not Okada rider but rather the motorbike was for his personal use.

Please they're not okada riders oooooo it's there private use ooooo.

Kwhakhu Tugah who also seemed to know one of the people that got hurt said heavens know best.

RIP bruh.. Tomoli. Heavens knows best..

Rosetta Opoku was pointing fingers at Mahama.

Mahama look what you said about legalising okada has caused Mahama wants the okada people to die. Mahama you're the worst president in the whole world.

Gabriel Nana Ntow could not understand why a lot of accidents were happening.

Oh God , why too much human blood on our mother land why oh GOD.

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Meanwhile, Vice President, Dr. Mahammudu Bawumia has clearly stated that the Akufo-Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, would not legalise the commercialisation of motorbikes, popularly known as ‘okada'.

According to Dr Bawumia, the Okada business, is too much of a risky business for the government to consider legalising.

He stated that government would rather give these okada riders the alternative to own new cars on a lease basis in order for them to carry out their activities in a much safer manner.

Bawumia made this known at a ceremony held for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Volkswagon and BlackIvy for the production of affordable vehicles and houses for Ghanaians.

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