Four policemen die in accident

Four policemen die in accident

Four policemen have been confirmed dead in an accident in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

The accident occurred on Sunday while the policemen were on patrol duty.

According to available information, the accident occurred along Isiwu Road, Imota in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

Five policemen were on board in a Nissan frontier van with registration number NPF 409 D when the accident occurred at about 1pm.

The van was said to have been hit by a 911 tipper lorry with no registration number, with the driver fleeing the scene.

The two vehicles were driving in opposite directions when the accident occurred.

Three of the policemen, The Eagle Online learnt, died on the spot.

An ASP and Inspector, who sustained serious injuries, were rescued and rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.

The Inspector was said to have died in LASUTH.

The spokesman of the Command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, advised the public to come forward with any useful information that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of the fleeing driver.

Famous-Cole equally urged Lagosians to be very cautious and alert while driving.

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7 Comments

  1. May the dead policemen rest in perfect peace
    My thoughts are with their families at this dffficult period
    This brings to questions the recklessness of Nigeria’s motorists, including those nuisance tricyclists and Okada riders
    Driving through any of the Nigerians roads, one can see clearly the display of poor driving standard by several motorists who also fragrantly break traffic rules with the law and traffic enforcement agents looking the other way
    It’s so bad that one would see these law breakers driving against traffic at various spots where traffic officers are stationed without the officers doing even as much as cautioning them
    The authorities need to clamp down heavily on erring motorist, tricyclists and okada riders
    Dangerous traffic offenders need to be sent to jail without any option of fine to bring some sanity to our roads
    This is quite necessary to reduce the alarming rate of untimely deaths on our roads

  2. Haba Sunday, this accident was between the police patrol van and a 911 not okada or tricycle. We should learn to apportion blame to the right source and that is reckless driving, no matter the vehicle.
    May the souls of the policemen rest in peace.
    How do one know those involved ?

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