A father of six, Mr Salaudeen popularly known as Bolakale, has died after falling into a ditch that was dug due to the ongoing road rehabilitation at Irewolede, Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Daily Trust reports that the incident, it was gathered, occurred around 10:00 pm on Thursday when the deceased, an ex-teacher, was coming from a friend’s place where he had gone to settle a quarrel between the couple.
A section of the road at the front of the Eid prayer ground had been a source of worry for motorists and residents due to flooding during rains. The situation prompted the ongoing efforts to find a permanent solution to the problem by the government.
According to a resident of the area, the deceased, from Ile Owanlaarogo compound, Niger road, Ilorin, fell into the ditch while returning home on his motorcycle (okada).
Speaking with Daily Trust correspondent on Sunday, the Chairman of the Kwara State Road Maintenance Agency (KWARMA), Akeem Adegboye, confirmed the incident.