22-year-old bike rider commits suicide in Oyo


On Friday, September 25, 22 year old Sarafa Ayuba, committed suicide beside his uncle’s house at Amuloko area of Ona Ara Local Government part of Oyo State. He hung himself in an uncompleted building he was the only son of his father. His mother Nike, wept profusely and claimed that her son was killed by evil forces.

His uncle, Kazeem Tijani told the story of how he was missing and later found dead. Ayuba went to work on Thursday and did not return. His phone was traced to the uncompleted building. He said:

“Ayuba got the motorcycle on hire purchase basis and he was paying the instalments adequately. He was my brother’s son.

He was not indebted to anyone and he was not starving at all. He was not married. He has been living with me for the past two to three years. He was working with me before he got Okada.” he said

The chairman of the Association of Commercial Bike Riders, Mr. Oluwatosin James, in Amuloko area expressed his shock over Ayuba’s death:

“The news of Ayuba’s death came to us as a rude shock. It is this morning that we heard of the news at the Park. He was very reticent and would not fight anybody.

Once he did his okada business in the morning, he would go and park and go to his uncle’s shop to assist him. Out of N390,000 that he got the Okada on instalment basis, Ayuba has almost paid up the money, because the money remains just N77,000 to balance the payment.

There was no issue of threat to him from the person who gave him the okada. In fact, the person is like a brother to him. So, we are confused over this sad incident.

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