Police Van Kills Cop, Injures 8 Others In Ekiti

Ado Ekiti – An unknown police officer was knocked down on a motorcycle by a police van in Ekiti State.

The incident happened on Tuesday, as Rapid Response Squad (RRS) said Eight officers also got serious injuries in the accident.

ASP Sunday Abutu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ekiti, said the accident happened during a response to a distress call from the divisional police officer in Ikole Ekiti.

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ASP Abutu explained that the van was one of the three vehicles deployed for reinforcement to arrest some cultists who had been terrifying the people of Ikole and its environs.

He said, unfortunately, while on their way, one of the three patrol vehicles developed a mechanical fault, went off its lane, and hit an oncoming motorcycle ridden by a policeman who had closed from work and was returning home.

The policeman was quickly taken to the hospital for medical treatment and was confirmed dead by a medical doctor, The remaining eight other RRS operatives in the patrol vehicle sustained different degrees of injury and are currently in the hospital undergoing treatment.

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The PPRO affirmed that the condolences of the Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo, to the family of the deceased policeman, as reported by Daily Trust.

He urged the public to ignore fake news that could cause tension and portray the police in a bad light.

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