The complaints of officials of Roads Safety about the activities of power bikers in Nigeria resonated recently when Mohammed, the first son of ex-Minister of Power and Steel, Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu, died in a power bike accident.
It was learnt that 34-year-old Mohammed died on October 1 on his way to Abuja after participating at a bikers’ convention in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
Mohammed, according a source, had told his driver to drive along while he rode on his power bike.
Although there were reports that he fell from his bike before he was crushed by two oncoming vehicles, findings show that a trailer actually hit Mohammed from behind before he was crushed by an oncoming vehicle.
A source, who claimed that her boyfriend also took part in the convention that was held between September 29 and 30, said Mohammed, who was often referred to as Mr. D among fellow bikers, put on his full kit when the accident occurred.
The source said, “Mr. D was on his bike and put on his full kit when a trailer hit him from behind. Another vehicle that was coming from the other side of the road later crushed him and dragged him into the bush.
“Mohammed died on the spot. The vehicle mangled his body. His remains were flown in a chartered plane back to Kano, his home town, and he had since being buried according to Islamic rites.”