The protesting motorcyclists dragged the corpse of their colleague right into the premises of the Governor’s office, smashing windows and attacking anyone that resisted them.
The deceased, it was gathered was thoroughly beaten up by members of the task force until he became unconscious around Ikot Ansa in Calabar.
He died while being taken by his colleagues to a health facility, it was learnt and this infuriated them, as the stormed the Governor’s office.
The protesting okada riders had arrived the governor’s office and overpowered three security personnel at the gate.
As they became more violent, reinforcements of armed soldiers from 13 Brigade of Nigerian Army and policemen from the nearby state police command arrived to contain the situation.
It took several gunshots into the air to disperse them. A couple of them were rounded up by the security agencies.
The body was later taken away by the police.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo said the victim fell from his motorcycle and died when the task force team wanted to arrest him for violating the government ban on Okada plying major roads. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇