Policemen in Patrol Vehicle Crush Two To Death
Two motorcycle passengers have on Monday, November 18, 2019, been crushed to death by yet-to-be identified policemen.
The incident happened on Monday on the Long Bridge end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State, a report by PUNCH said.
The crash involved a white Toyota Hilux pickup van with number plate GGE 960 DD and a Bajaj motorcycle with number plate MEK 418 VH.
Eyewitnesses said the policeman ran away immediately without helping any of the victims.
The remains of the deceased were said to have been deposited in the Lagos State Emergency Centre at the old tollgate area.
An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “When the accident happened, the policemen ran out of the vehicle and jumped off the bridge and ran away. No one could catch them.”
Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State, Clement Oladele, said one of the three victims involved in the accident died.
Oladele stated, “Three people were involved in the accident, one died and the two injured victims were rescued to the Lagos State Emergency Centre, Ojota.
“The corpse of the dead victim was deposited in the hospital’s mortuary.
“The suspected cause of the accident was route violation as the driver of the vehicle was speeding while driving against the traffic.”
Speaking on the incident, the spokesperson for the police in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, stressed that investigation into the accident was ongoing and gave an assurance that the driver would be identified, arrested and prosecuted, adding that the Commissioner of Police in the state had directed that everything possible must be done to apprehend those involved, whether they were policemen or ordinary citizens.