Two Okada Riders Die In A Head-On Collision While Displaying Stunts At Friend's Funeral

Two Okada Riders Die In A Head-On Collision While Displaying Stunts At Friend's Funeral

  • Two motorbike riders have died in a tragic accident during a colleague's funeral ceremony at Enyan Asempayin in the Ajumako Anyan Essiam District
  • The duo had joined other motorbike riders to pull daring stunts at the ceremony in honour of their departed colleague
  • Unfortunately, the two rammed into each other at top speed and died on the spot

Two motorbike riders have died following a head-on collision at their colleague’s funeral.

The tragic event occurred on June 8, 2024, in Enyan Asempayin in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District.

Two Okada Riders Die In A Head-On Collision While Displaying Stunts
The okada riders were displaying stunts at a friend's funeral. Source: Citinewsroom.
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According to Adomonline, the duo, Kwasi Godfred and Rasta, were returning from the mortuary, where they had joined other colleagues to go pick up the corpse of a friend and fellow motorbike rider for burial.

After bringing the body home from the mortuary, the motorbike riders started displaying stunts to pay homage to their departed friend.

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The former Assemblyman for Enyan Asempayin and leader of the okada riders, Charles Kwame Amoasi, then placed prize money and alcohol for the best stunt. This motivated the young boys to put up more daring performances.

During the stunt show, Kwasi Godfred came from the right at top speed, while Rasta came from the left also at top speed. They eventually rammed into each other and died on the spot. The incident was confirmed by Charles.

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The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Mahama, has reiterated his commitment to regularising the operations of okada riders if he becomes president. Mahama also promised to introduce electric motorbikes into the okada space.

At Worawora in the Biakoye Constituency of the Oti Region, Mahama said the okada riders would be trained and registered.

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He also argued in favour of using electric bikes because they consume less power and are better options than fuel.

Okada rider opens up about his sales reported that a young Ghanaian man opened up about his work as an okada rider.

In a video sighted by, the yet-to-be-identified young man said he makes a minimum of GH₵1,800 per week.

Out of this amount, he says he makes a weekly sale of GH₵300 to his boss and keeps the rest for fuel and as his salary.

Speaking to ghanalifestyletv, the young okada rider, who works in an unnamed village in Ghana, said he works 12 hours daily and closes at 6pm.

Proofread by Edwina N.K Quarcoo, journalist and copy editor at

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