Many in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital have been thrown into mourning following the death of Timi Matholo.
Timi was reportedly involved in a car chase involving some SARS officials, which he thought were kidnappers. The said officials chased Matholo around the Amadi/Odili Road towards Woji town in Port Harcourt. In Timi’s bid to avoid a head-on collision with other motorists and tricyclists, he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle somersaulted many times before going off the road.
Timi was pronounced dead in the hospital owing to internal bleeding and injuries to parts of his body, including broken neck and ribs.