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Driver arrested after crushing Ekiti policemen to death

Two policemen lost their lives on Monday when a truck driver crushed them in the Adebayo area of Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.InformationGuideNigeria

PUNCH Metro gathered that the officers were on their way to work on a motorcycle when the truck driver slammed into them at a location on the dual-laned Ado-Iworoko Road where traffic was diverted for reconstruction purposes.

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An eyewitness told our correspondent that the truck driver was responsible for the tragedy that killed the police officers.

The eyewitness said, “The policemen were coming towards the heart of the town while the truck was going towards the direction of Iworoko when the driver suddenly crossed to their lane due to the road diversion and crushed them.”

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The state police public relations officer, Sunday Abutu, described the accident as a regrettable occurrence and stated that the truck driver had been detained.

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

“The policemen were on their lane, it was the truck driver that was negotiating a diversion placed on the road by the construction company rehabilitating the Ado-Iworoko-Ifaki Road by turning to the left side and overran them.

“We learned the two of them died. The driver of the tipper has been arrested while the corpses have been deposited in the morgue at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital.”
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ekiti State Command, Olusola Joseph, who backed up the police spokesperson, admonished drivers on all highways in the state to reduce their speed in order to prevent senseless carnage.

 Joseph said, “Our drivers must be safety conscious. Some of these untimely deaths could have been prevented if we were cautious and careful on the roads. I appeal to our people to always keep to the highway safety precautions for the safety of lives.”WAEC Result

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