Tragedy: Drunk Driver Crushes 2 Policemen To Death


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

Tragedy struck at the Elewura axis of Orita Challenge area of Ibadan at the weekend when two policemen attached to the Special Raipd Squad (SRS), of the Oyo state Police Command were crushed to death by a vehicle.

Eye witness account said the two policemen met their untimely death when the driver of vehicle said to be drunk as at time lost control and crushed the policemen who were about boarding their operational van.

It was gathered that the SRS men died immediately they were crushed by the drunk driver’s vehicle  at Orita Challenge area of Ibadan.

The late two policemen were said to be a cash wash point at Orita Challenge to wash their.operational car and after the washing, they were about departing the car washing centre when the tragedy struck.

According to the eye witness account, all efforts by the people of the area and other symphatizers at reviving the crushed policemen failed as the were discovered to have gave up the ghost immediately they were reportedly hit by the car.

The said drunk driver according to the eye witness was immediately arrested by the police authority and still in the police custody as at the time of sending this report.

Oyo state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Adekunle Ajisebutu when contacted on  Saturday said  the State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Odude has ordered through investigation into the accident.

SP Ajisebutu while confirming that
the erring driver is presently in police  custody stressed that the driver would be charged to court after the completion of police investigations.


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