Cycling Community Honours Late Dr Olaolu Mudasiru (Dr Bob) One Year After Fatal Hit-and-Run Incident

Cycling Community Honours Late Dr Olaolu Mudasiru (Dr Bob) One Year After Fatal Hit-and-Run Incident

Fawaz Adebisi

It has been a year since  the tragic hit-and-run incident that claimed the life of Dr. Olaolu Mudasiru, affectionately known as Dr. Bob, a distinguished investment banker and co-founder of Vetiva Capital Management.

The incident occurred on Bourdillon Road in Ikoyi, Lagos, on December 12, 2022, while Dr. Bob was cycling with two friends. A speeding vehicle collided with them and sped away, leaving him fatally injured and the others wounded.

On Sunday, December 10, 2023, the cycling community in Lagos organized a memorial ride in honor of Dr. Bob. The event aimed to commemorate his life and call for justice as the perpetrators of the hit-and-run are still at large, with ongoing police investigations.


Hundreds of cyclists, adorned in T-shirts featuring Dr. Bob’s image and the slogan “Justice for Dr. Bob,” gathered at the accident site. Flowers and candles were laid in remembrance of the passionate cycling advocate.

In Dr. Bob’s memory, a memorial service would also be held tomorrow December 11, 2023, at the Church of the Nativity, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, by 10am.

Dr. Bob, a medical doctor and Chevening scholar, had a distinguished career in finance. He co-founded Vetiva Capital Management in 2008, holding positions such as deputy managing director and chief operating officer. He was also a prominent member of the London Stock Exchange and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Nigeria.

Born on August 5, 1968, as the first son of Gbolahan Mudasiru, a former military governor of Lagos state, Dr. Bob is survived by his wife and three children.

The two surviving male riders with Dr Bob flanked the DMD of Lekki Free Trade Zone, Mrs Islamiat Ajibode

Following the hit-and-run incident last year, the Lagos State Police Command initiated a manhunt for the driver responsible. The police spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident, assuring ongoing efforts to apprehend the fleeing driver. The police also visited the hospital where Dr. Bob and the other victims were taken, inspecting and photographing his remains.


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