A commercial motorcycle David Obebadol rider popularly called Okada has been beaten to pulp by yet to identified soldier, over a disagreement that ensued when he asked a soldier to pay his fare.
The soldier also shaved the hair of Obebadol.
According to Morris Alagoa, an ex-offico of Civil Liberty Organization, Bayelsa state chapter, trouble started after the Okada rider completed a ‘marathon service’ for the soldier.
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He said, “The story l heard is very pathetic. He is a bike rider and a fellow Nigerian hired him to convey him from Otuasega community to the Shell base not far from the community. On getting to the Shell camp, the man said the bike guy should take him to Yenagoa again, which he objected to because there is an existing law which prohibits commercial bikes in the state capital.
“Then, the man, who was in mufti introduced himself as a military personnel. He said the young man shouldn’t be afraid, he will protect him. This young man then agreed to take him to Yenagoa. On getting to Yenagoa, the military guy allegedly asked the bike man to take him to several places, including across the bridge at Swali.