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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Ex minister's 34 year old son dies in power bike accident

The first son of ex-minister of power and steel, Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu, died in a power bike accident on Monday Oct 1. 34 year old Mohammed Bashir Dalhatu was said to be returning back to his base from a bikers convention in Uyo when he met his untimely death.

The accident occurred around the Delta axis while Mohammed was on his way back to Abuja. He had told his driver to drive along while he rode on his power bike. Unfortunately he fell from his bike and was crushed by two oncoming cars. He died instantly and has since been buried. May he RIP!

92 comments:

African Sweetheart said...

So tragic.

Anonymous said...

"ayo lon pa omo, ise ko". yoruba proverb.

Marvin Zulu said...

What a SAD ONE. The rich also cry.
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Kayem said...

What a pity.. I just wish the daredevils here in Abuja would learn from this unfortunate incident... That power bike shit is dangerous nonsense.

Rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Omg! My friends husband died on a power bike too.don't people understand that it is not safe on nigerian roads for this sort of habit?its just so unfortunate. The government should ban them from major roads or issue a serious speed limit.so sad,may his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Saw soo many of the riders in uyo numbering over a hundred..may he RIP

Ayo said...

Omg!so saddd!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry Linda, but his actions hurt other people. His bike flipped up and hit a car....his actions caused the driver (my cousin) to be in a critical state in the hospital....I urge you all to please pray for his life!!!

I hope his soul RIP....but his actions hurt someone I love, and I pray that God intervenes.

Sue said...

Strangest deaths......i shudder

Hrm paul Ojeih said...

And they call it extreme sports i still dont get it why people chose to help the devil to truncate their lives pose bike is not for NIGERIANS our roads are terrible am sure he skidded out of the road he mite not have had protective gear on out there in advanced countries they ride power bike in asphalt roads we dont have same in Nigeria the guy just wasted his life all the millions his dad made he is not going to enjoy it poor sod you have countless cars at ur disposal still u want to bike
and we blame fashola for banning okada in lagos roads

Hrm paul Ojeih said...

finally may his soul rest in peace wat more can i say

Anonymous said...

my his soul rest in peace.
biko nu, what is a power bike?

Anonymous said...

It was the annual convention not a competition.

Moohlie said...

...yeah heard of this d day he died from a biker friend and the photography crew...so sad and d dude is so cute...linda u shud get his pix! RIP...

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!! May hez soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

RIP! Fun kills though!

lovelylady said...

My hubby so likes powerbike and iv been telling him y he shldnt get 1.so unfortunate

Anonymous said...

Iwai (money) dey cause too much wahala. If na poor man like us, im for dey inside bus je je. RIP

Anonymous said...

Haba Linda dis ur story no get head oh! well my boyfriend was also among the bikers dat went for bikers convention in uyo( 29th-30th of sept precisely), that morning they greeted very well and hez referred to as Mr D. Mr D was riding fully kitted wen a trailer crushed him and anoda vehicle from the oda syd of d road dragged him into the bush. He neva made it to the hospital. He died on the spot and all his body was crushed. The remains of his body was taken by a chattered plane back to his hometown in Kano. The most painful partis His wife and father warned him about this trip. Me i have told my boyfriend dat he will not ride dis rubbish thing called power bike again. Its such a very risky and dangerous thing they take as fun considering the fact that he once had a crash early in the year but thank God for mercies!!!!!!!! Linda U are my birthday mate so U MUST POST MY COMMENT OH!!!!! thanks pweety.

Anonymous said...

May his soul RIP

Unknown said...

INALILLAHI WAINA ILAEHI RAJIUN.

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in piece.
Bt dis death gt kolofin Oº°°º
!

Anonymous said...

So sad! May his soul rest in peace!

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace...Amin!

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in perfect peace

Anonymous said...

May he rest in peace ..i can't help though but notice the pun in this article on the play of words:'power bike/power n steel minister....na wa sha.

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Check his brother inlaws tweets.

kcee said...

What a terrible way to die. May his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Pathetic,he shld v cautioned himsef,biking is fun tho,I think its one of d things u need to do b4 u die,make una nor abuse me ooo? Anybody wey abuse me I dash am 50% of d abuse. Bt seriously,riding can only b better if our roads r good.

tola said...

I still can't believe it, mohammed was so caring, nice, friendly & humble. I'll miss u so much Mohammed Dalhatu. RIP

Anonymous said...

So sad. RIP. Pls God,we don't need any more bad news ooo

adukeologe(clickme) said...

this song comes to mind 'oh! what needless pain to bear....'. powerbikes are so much fun but a quick ticket to death infact my sister calls powerbikers 'ghost ryders'... RIP

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monticarlo said...

me am careful oo..i only go about 200-250 on 3rd mainland alone sha..it is fun but scary at times..may he rest in peace..

Anonymous said...

People must die from sumtin .. More people die from other means of transport and more people even die in dem sleep ... RIP D ... RIP bro ... We will continue to ride safely in ur honour

Anonymous said...

He didn't fall from his bike LINDA, he was hit by a truck and another car hit him.... Can't go into details but to say may his soul rest in peace and I hope his father will bring this topic up with his people because if the road in Nigeria was good the car won't go on the wrong lane which led to D's death.

Anonymous said...

Very painful death! Mohammed was a good friend, complete gentleman and a kind person. I just wish I had the chance to say good bye, since we lost contact over the years. Please always remember to tell your friends and loved ones how much you love them since life is so short, u never know tomorrow. Mohammed RIP dear friend.

Anonymous said...

My heart is broken. I will forever miss you Mr D. he did not fall off, He was knocked off his bike by a car and thrown across the other lane, that is where an incoming car crushed him.

Anonymous said...

Ask Google for the meaning of a power bike. Where's my Abacha comment? Sad Karma came to the son and not the father, Abacha's friend.

Anonymous said...

I will always love and remember you Mohammed. RIP

Zunny said...

Tragedy,RIP *sad*

Anonymous said...

Bus sef dey kill no be 9ja

Unknown said...

so whats next now? they ll ban power bikes in nigeria/raise eye brows/ r.i.p

Anonymous said...

May he rest in peace. We all find our passion in something. For some its fast cars, sky diving, other bongee jump or mountain climbing. Some cycling etc. I ride cos its fun but however cldnt make the convention. It's a gathering that all bikers look up to annually as its fun. Its a passion we riders love. Death comes one way or the other. Pussy diving too kills (at least hiv de that one). How many have died via car accident in the last one week? At every NYSC callup, many died on their way to camp. What we pray for is for every driver to learn to drive and know others have a right of way also and stop the lane hopping. RIP my brother of the steed.

.....Ride to live, live to ride.


Anonymous said...

Body nor be fireword or steel metal plate around a vehicle!!!
No amount of being well kitted or wearing protective head gear is gonna protect your body when you're being crushed by a 5000 pound car. So it woulda been wise to stay off the busy road or ride your executive Okada abi na power bike somewhere safe!
All the same RIP!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

May he rest in peace. We all find our passion in something. For some its fast cars, sky diving, other bongee jump or mountain climbing. Some cycling etc. I ride cos its fun but however cldnt make the convention. It's a gathering that all bikers look up to annually as its fun. Its a passion we riders love. Death comes one way or the other. Pussy diving too kills (at least hiv de that one). How many have died via car accident in the last one week? At every NYSC callup, many died on their way to camp. What we pray for is for every driver to learn to drive and know others have a right of way also and stop the lane hopping. RIP my brother of the steed.

.....Ride to live, live to ride.

Anonymous said...

We want to emulate everything American, Bikes and all. These riders are called Organ donors in the US ,many die every summer even with all the good roads and gears they wear. Crutch rockets as they are called here are not meant for Nigerian roads. By the way if you noh eat belleful you go buy power bike ? see this link.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=V62-tyA8o00

meethey said...

So sad...... RIP

Anonymous said...

What's there to learn? Get facts of the accident before you speak! Yes I was at the scene

Emperor Bintin Laye said...

RIP, am sorry to say this, i believe some depressed people hoping to die quick ride power bike, IT IS A WAY OF COMMITTING INDIRECT SUICIDE, SOME MAY BE TERMINALLY ILL AND LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT, they pick up power bike, some may have HIV?AIDS they pick up POWER BIKE, in the name of adrenaline rush (so they claim) they embark on a stupid suicide mission. pls, if you fall into this category there is always a way out, it is never over until it is over. i have been on the edge before, i know what am talking about. this is my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Why should the government ban them? It won't be a bad idea to be objective with your comment!

Anonymous said...

Keep up the critic as if you saw it happen. He died enjoying what he loved doing....that's all that matter

JUG said...

Sad. May he rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Who rides a power bike in Nigeria?where the roads are death trap;no effective emergency services;no helicopter to take u to a first class hospital; no traffic rules to ensure people drive like human beings; no speed limits on d roads; no cameras to watch erring offenders; no nothing.

Who the hell drives power bikes on Nigerian roads???? The height of foolery. RIP.

makz said...

Power bike is big okada/ motor cycle that goes very fast making vrooooom vrooooom noise.

Anonymous said...

Rip mohammad,this bikes are dangerous on our road..

Anonymous said...

So sad.RIP

Anonymous said...

"Riding a  bike is an Art, U do it cuz u feel something inside"
-Valentino Rossi
"Live d life u love, and Luv d life u live"
-Bob Marley

Anonymous said...

Too long a story.

SashaJames2 said...

Oh just saw his pic and realised I know him. Met him years ago when he lived in London and he was very nice and a real loving big brother to his younger siblings. Very sad and pray his soul rests in peace.

Modupsy said...

Oya tell us the facts na,abi?

Anonymous said...

Lida, u did not post my comment. I said this is what money does. You start buying things like power bike and you tend to get into dangerous sports like falling out of airplanes because you can afford it. It is a serious issue among the rich and it needs to be highlighted. Last time it was Tonye Wilcox. Now this Dalhatu guy. We should encourage our young rich folks to channel their energy in other ways such as nation building and leave these dangerous sports alone!

justme said...

What ever would b,would b...God will never b wrong...when its ur time,u'll surely answer...R.I.P

Anonymous said...

dear miss ikeji, i read ur blog but never comment on ur gossip. however, this time i'd make an exception. Mohammed Dalhatsu (Mr. D, LT) was very close to some of us. He would hav been one of the richest guys of his age in Nigeria yet he was the most humble and likeable guy u could ever meet. He died doing what he loved and nobody has the right to judge him on that. I think it is a grave insult to his memory and what he meant to his family and friends to allow extremely ignorant people to use ur platform to exhibit thier ignorance and say nonsense of the departed soul. even if they are senseless enuf to post some of the idiotic nonsense i've bn reading here, i believe u owe it to many who are still mourning him (a lot of whom read ur blog) to censor such lunacy.

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Unknown said...

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Anonymous said...


...in all this arguments and attacks, Mo have fallen! a gentle man, kind, handsome. An iroko has fallen! chai uwa di egwu oo. You see today and like the wind, you're gone tomorrow....what then should i do to be sure...nothing but secure my life in Christ, atleast if my tomorrow is not guaranteed on earth, my life eternal in Christ is covered!

Who will believe Mo's life would end this way! who? sad is an understatement for me, devastated cant describe it oooo!

2 children, a wife...who will treat them like their father and husband! who?

Very soon,the sympathisers n well wishers will vanish and then and only then, will you feel the emptiness of life! e wooooo!

Adieu my bro, adieu! RIP!

Anonymous said...

Seriously? U seriously asked dis question? Woah, anyway a power bike is an okada but in a millionaire's form. ℓ☺ℓ

Anonymous said...

Abi o! Stupid way of talking, na God dey help us here o!

Anonymous said...

too bad, too many unfortunite deaths in the land. God please come to our rescue

Anonymous said...

Over 200 Bikers travelled 1600km and one person had a bad accident. Several car travellers have died as i type. Still the same hospitals, same no helicopter.

Ignorance would make anyone type trash. Expected replies.

Anonymous said...

Reading some of this comments I'm really appalled as to how shallow some people are..

get the facts right please.. he died on a very good road (Onitsha-Owerri expressway). Cause of death "A careless driver like some of those commenting who pay 5k for their license without going through proper procedures" If any of you has obtained his/her driving license without going through the laid down FRSC guidelines, you have all contributed to his death, and you are no different from the citizens of ALUU community..

For those who talk about how dangerous riding is.. Ask yourself how many have died driving this year in bus accidents, danfo's, and other car accidents, and let's not talk about airline crashes over the years where no formal report has been released to date. in other countries there would be documentaries step by step on what caused the airline crashes..

Think about this, if it was a family of four in a car approaching instead of 1 man on a bike, that careless driver would have ended the life of 4 promising Nigerians as well, this news is sensational because his father is a popular Nigerian and he was riding a bike period

Remove the log from your eye before you try to remove the spec from another's and this country will be better

May his gentle soul R.I.P.

Ride to Live, Live to Ride

Gbeminiyi said...

I was on that trip to Uyo. I went to the convention in Port Harcourt in 2010 and the one in Ibadan last year and will go by God's grace to the one we hold next year wherever it is held.
More folks die in cars everyday than do on Bikes ( power bikes as you refer to them ) yet i have not heard of anyone giving up driving or junking their cars for that reason.
People die in plane crashes but others will continue to fly. Nigerian roads are unsafe period, whether you drive,ride or walk and i personally will not stop riding on that account. I as a matter of fact have a morbid fear of flying and would rather ride my bike to any destination than fly.
May Mr D's soul rest in perfect peace and i pray his family finds the strength to go on.
Please do not castigate anyone for what hobbies they cherish. We will all die from something or the other

Warri Girl said...

Too bad, power bike is very dangerous

Anonymous said...

RIP Dude. for all the stupid people saying riding a powerbike in Nigeria is foolery...living in Nigeria is also foolery.

Anonymous said...

He was married to Indimi's daughter and still young.... sometimes too much money is a curse. Would we Bike if he could not afford it? Yet it led to his death in such a tragic manner. May he RIP.

Anonymous said...

Oh Mohammed, Rip, ur death is painful.so painful mohammed, may God look after ur wife and kids. U where a nice guy Mo, gentle and classy.I will remember the days from Bellerby's, rip in peace.

Anonymous said...

Mohammed was the most humble person ever. He loved people and people loved him. It's rather unfortunate and sad that he died so young. He died in an "accident". Which says he did not go out that day with a death wish. I agree that power biking is an extreme and dangerous hobby,like so many other hobbies we humans choose to engage ourselves in. No one knows when or how any of us will pass(rich or poor,young or old,oppressor or oppressed). All we need do is pray that it is instant and painless. It was Mohammed's time to go..... May His soul Rest In Peace. My heart also goes out to the families of the Mubi 40 and that of the ALUU 4. Hope we all dwell joyfully in the heaven someday

Anonymous said...

GOSH I CANT BLIV IM WRITING THIS, U WERE A SMALL god TO SOME OF US N I PRAY THAT UR GENTLE SOUL REST IN PEACE AMEN. MAY GOD CONSOLE UR WONDERFUL FAMILY

Anonymous said...

I agree that we can all have a passion for something or be free to choose our hobbies but certain hobbies are simply not practical in Nigeria due to the deplorable state of the nation. For example, if we had emergency services with helicopter airlift to specialty hospitals all over the country many wld not die,if we had a several lanes of pristine condition ashphalt roads going in either direction drivers may be less inclined to driving onto oncoming traffic in order to overtake! Our major highways are worse than small city streets in other civilised countries. Its sad and may his soul rest in peace, many of my friends were also his friends BUT I must state clearly that power bike riding is a very dangerous hobby even in civilised societies (they're called organ donors by american police, u can google it) WHICH means that the danger is multiplied by 1 million when pursuing that habit in Nigeria where there's no 911 or any kind of real help in the event of an emergency. His was probably some minutes at best, imagine that 4 boys were brutally murdered over the span of 3 hrs and still no help could intervene..May God help us.

Bixx said...

... it is sad to see a fellow rider down and gone. But some of the comments I am reading here range from ignorance to nonsense. I ride all over Nigeria and feel safer on my touring bike than sandwiched into a crappy bus whose driver is high on alomo and breaks all the traffic rules he can in a day. 200-300 bikers attended this convention in Uyo from as far away as Gombe, and we had one fatality due to an errant bus driver who was driving on the wrong side of the road/maneuvering carelessly. Some of the comments remind me of a chap in PH who was talking about a 6 nation west africa tour that took place in 2009, sitting next to me in a beer hangout in PH, talking rubbish, and I held my tongue to hear his rubbish, only later did my brother who was with us tell him that I was one of the 11 that went on that tour. Yet the guy was telling tales about something he was not in any way part of. So closely guard your retarded comments just like you would retarded children, and let forth only the brightest and best when commenting about issues, especially those you know little about... among the riders in Nigeria are mechanics, "ordinary" workers, traders, photographers, pilots, businessmen and yes very prosperous people as well, don't keep commenting on us as if we are all "millionaires" with money to burn! Mr. D, RIP!

Anonymous said...

REST I PEACE LT , MET U A DAY B4 D CONVENTION AT SHARWAMA KING IN WUSE 2 ABUJA, DIDNT TINK IT WOULD BE THE LAST TIME . IT RELI WAS SAD COS IT COULD HAV BIN ANYBODY BUT EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON . RESPECT TO ALL MY 09 BIKER BOYS (PLS U GUYS SHUD BE CAREFUL BIKO ) .MUCH LOVE

Anonymous said...

I just read through all these comments and it's not nice sometimes to just make comments without thorough knowledge of a matter.I knew Mohammed as a neighbor ,only but he was friends with my husband.I am a xtian and you all know he is a Muslim but I can tell you that guy should be in heaven as we talk,he was good,has the nicest heart you can ever know,he was selfless.he was kinder than some xtians that I know.Every person I know who knew him,even some of my fellow born- again friends has only good things to say about him.he isn't your typical rich mans son,he was good and the God I know and Serve will count that as something.his goodness must be why he was called home early so he doesn't get contaminated.biking is dangerous yes but something must kill man.he died doing what he believed gave him joy,let's not be too quick to judge him.may his kind soul rest in the bosom of the lord.

Anonymous said...

I was a power biker in the early 90's as a student of Unilag then, in my 40's now and living in the UK I think I can advise on this.The issue is not the bike or Biker but the Nigerian mentality of RECLESS DRIVING AND TOTAL DISREGARD OF THE LAW, the bike is fast and can come from behind past in a second , but this becomes a problem in a country like Nigerian where most cars don't even have mirrors , or when they do ppl are not trained to use those mirrows correctly..... I dont bike any more , but bikers are a special breed and from one to the other I wish the brother a peacefull rest.......

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you Mohammed, RIP and may God bless your wife and kids.

Badvibes said...

Dear Linda, I read your blog but never commented on any of the topics, but to this, I shall make an exception.

A number of the responses posted, smacks of completely ignorant, myopic, prejudiced, bigoted, narrow-minded, parochial, un-educated people, who do not know anything about what they are saying, but have an urge to open up their mouths to show their complete stupidity.

Yes they have the privilege of stating their opinions, but it just shows how discriminatory, biased and unfair they are!

Some are calling for the federal government to ban sports bikes, some saying it suicidal, some say it’s having too much money!

How blind! How ignorant! How ill-informed! How stupid!

Was it because he came from a rich and influential family?

Everyone talks about the dangers of riding a sports bike (There is nothing like a powerbike – Naija English!)

How many people have died this year from driving on our roads across Nigeria?

Our Nigerian roads are unsafe, whether you stand by it, drive on it, ride or walk on it!

Has that stopped anyone of us from commuting by road?

How many people lost their lives in the DANA plane crash and other near crashes this year?
Has it stopped anyone of us from flying?

Dana would resume flights soon and some of the idiots who have placed un-educated comments, would still board and give the excuse that it was due to an emergency.

Planes crash yet people would continue to fly

Malaria has killed more people in Africa than HIV and kills more infants every year, yet we don’t raise eyebrows about it!

How many bikers have died this year in Nigeria?
Does that stop anyone of us from hating bikes or not riding?

I have ridden various types of sport bikes, still ride and would continue to ride!

It’s my passion, it’s one of my hobbies and also my vice!

I do all other kinds of sports, as it’s my own form of recreation!

What recreation do we have in this country, other than beer parlors, night clubs, visiting the mall or outlandish social (lagbo, lagbo) parties, attended by all, as their form of recreation?

I have attended all the bikers conventions across Nigeria, biked across the country and also most of the West African states, have friends who have gone “to and fro” to Europe and back, on their bikes, as a form of their own recreation and yet a number term same, as having a suicidal lifestyle.

We would all die someday and somehow!

When it comes, let us be remembered for the legacy’s left behind and not given additional pain by the kind of comments being posted, which makes a fool of all what Mr.D was all about!

Rest in Peace Mr D.
You would be missed by your club (09-ers), those of us that met you at the Uyo convention and the Association of Nigerian Motorcycling Clubs (ANMC).

Anonymous said...

Way 2 lng... I guess urs was anoda story... Cudnt bother 2 go tru.

litaninja said...

As a biker, it is sad to see a fellow biker go out this way, however, many readers of this blog are ignorant about a whole lot of things, riding included. The natural end of life is death and surely this will come in different ways, the very element, water, air, earth & fire can destroy. We need to find a way to live life to the fullest and for some of us its by riding. I could not make the bikers convention this year due to some other engagements, but I was at the last one and by HIS grace will be at the next one. What we all need is the grace and favour from above to live and be fulfilled.
May his soul Rest in Peace...

Anonymous said...

I am so so sorry, what a terrible thing to happen. May his Soul rest in perfect peace.

Anonymous said...

Do you know that there are somethings that ought not to be said. What do you mean by " Sometimes too much money is a cause" are you trying to be heartless here or are you trying to say that it was his fault?. Please do think twice before making any statement.

Anonymous said...

Please DON'T make me see you to be a coward,if you are afraid of riding then say so & stop giving pointless and useless rubbish. Talk like someone that has a heart and stop being senseless.

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