The Okada rider who reportedly sustained injuries after his motor bike crashed while leading NDC flagbearer John Mahama’s convoy into Techiman has died.
Sources at the Techiman Holy Trinity Hospital have confirmed that “Bentoa” who was in coma after the accident, passed away on Wednesday afternoon.
Earlier reports after the accident indicated that the Okada Rider was part of a group of Okada riders who were organized by Regional Executives of the National Democratic Congress to lead the convoy of the former President who’s campaign trump card is a promise to legalise the use of motorbikes for commercial purposes if elected back to power.
According to eye witnesses, the accident occurred at a spot around Akrofrom, also a suburb of Techiman on the Techiman-Wenchi road.
It is reported that “Bentoa”, staunch supporter of the NDC, who was also riding in the convoy at top speed amidst exhibition of skills, suddenly skidded of the road.
Having lost control of the motorbike, “Bentoa” and his pillion rider who was identified as Nuhu fell off the motorbike and sustained serious injuries.
Whiles Nuhu is said to have suffered difficulty in walking, “Bentoa” was said to have acquired a deep cut on his forehead and went into coma with blood drenched all over his body.
With the help of their fellow riders, the two were rushed to the Techiman Holy Trinity Hospital in a taxi.
The campaign team of former President Mahama according to the report, failed to visit Nuhu, “Bentoa”, who is said to have come out of coma, at the hospital.