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Truck crushes two policemen to death in Ekiti

Truck crushes two policemen to death in Ekiti
November 15
11:01 2022

Two policemen have been crushed to death in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state capital.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the policemen were killed in the Adebayo area of the state capital while in transit around Ado-Ifaki dual carriageway.

The deceased were reportedly on the way to their duty post when the incident occurred on Monday.

NAN quoted a source as saying the truck driver fled immediately after the incident happened but was later arrested by policemen.

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Confirming the incident, Sunday Abutu, the command’s spokesman, said the two officers were going to Ado-Ekiti on a bike when the truck driver, who was allegedly negotiating a diversion, ran over them.

“I can confirm to you that this pathetic event happened this morning when the two policemen, who were coming from Iworoko Ekiti to their duty post in Ado-Ekiti were crushed by a tipper,” he said.

“The policemen were going on their own lane; it was the tipper’s driver that was negotiating a diversion placed on the road by construction company rehabilitating the Ado-Ifaki by turning to the left side, and overran them.

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“We learnt the two of them died on the spot. The driver of the tipper has been arrested while the corpses have been taken to the morgue at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital.”

Also commenting on the incident, Olusola Joseph, sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ekiti, warned drivers plying all the roads in the state to control their speed to curb road carnage.

“Our drivers must be safety conscious. Some of these untimely deaths could have been prevented if we are cautious and careful in the way we speed,” he said.

“I appeal to our people to always keep to the highway safety precautions. It is not for anything, but for the safety of our lives.”

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