A 22-year-old Ibadan motorcyclist (Okada rider) known as Sarafa Ayuba has committed suicide close to his uncle’s residence at Amuloko area of Ona-Ara Local Government Area of the city.
According to the uncle of the deceased, Kazeem Tijani, Sarafa has been midden for a while until his body was recovered in what looks like an uncompleted building close his residence.
He added that Sarafa has been working and living with him for the past 2-3 years before he got the motorcycle on higher purchase basis.
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.
The chairman of Motorcyclist Association in the area, Mr Oluwatosin James said he and his members are shocked at the death of Stubs.
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.