There was pandemonium at Oke Fia area of Osogbo, Osun State, on Tuesday when a commercial motorcyclist stabbed a young cyclist, Remi Gbadamosi, following a head-on collision between the two of them.
As at the time of filing this report, doctors at Emmanuel Medical Centre were still battling to save the life of the cyclist whose intestine was spilled following the knife attack on him.
Our correspondent gathered from eyewitnesses at the scene of the accident that Gbadamosi was riding against the traffic when the collision happened.
But some claimed that it was the commercial motorcyclist who rode against the traffic.
Following the collision, the duo were said to have engaged in a brawl but one of the eyewitnesses, Fatima Jamiu, said the Okada rider reached out for a dagger from his jacket and stabbed Gbadamosi in the stomach.
The motorcyclist, on seeing the harm he had done, was said to have attempted to flee the scene but eyewitnesses grabbed him and with the help of some policemen nearby, he was taken to a police station.
Jamiu said, “The Okada man and the cyclist started fighting after a head-on collision. They had fought for about two minutes before the Okada man brought out a sharp knife from his jacket and stabbed the cyclist.
“Everybody ran when we saw his intestines coming out. Some courageous men grabbed the Okada man, while others called Osun Ambulance, which came to take him away to the hospital.”
One of the doctors at Emmanuel Medical Centre, Tunde Afolabi, said that the patient had been stabilised.
And though there was panic among the victim’s family members, who thronged the hospital, the doctor assured them that Gbadamosi was responding to treatment.
The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Femi Oyeleye, when contacted on the telephone said the suspect had been arrested and that he would be charged to court at the completion of the investigation.
The CP said the suspect was already in Police custody and that investigations would be done quickly in order to enable them arraign the suspect without delay.