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Tragedy As Drunk Policeman Crushes Fresh Graduate To Death In Lagos.

Yesterday, November 23, was a mourning one at Atunrase Estate, Gbagada, Lagos State following the untimely death of a fresh graduate who was crushed to death around 8pm the previous day.

PUNCH learnt that the victim, identified as Adelowo, was crushed to death at the Gbagada bus stop.

The accident was reportedly caused by the driver of a police van with number plate, RRS 317 LA.

The driver, a policeman, was said to be drunk.

An account of the incident stated that the speeding van was heading towards Oshodi when the policeman reportedly lost the control of the vehicle and veered off the expressway to the service lane, crashing into the victim, who was waiting by the roadside to board a bus.

“The vehicle responsible for the death was driven by a drunken policeman who meandered from the expressway to the service lane jumping over the median distinguishing the two lanes. Number plate, RRS 317 LA,” a Twitter user, @Adavizealao, wrote.

He said the policeman had been arrested.

Another Twitter user, Joba, described the incident as tragic and urged the police not to brush the case under the carpet.

“This is so sad. I hope the arrest is not just to keep him (policeman) safe until the heat has gone down,” the poster said.

But a mechanic in the area, who identified himself only as Gabriel, said a siren attachment on the police vehicle fell on the road.

He said the policeman, while trying to dodge the attachment, hit an oncoming car, which lost control and swerved to the other side of the road.

He stated that the car hit Adelowo, who was by the roadside, but pointed out that the recklessness of the police driver caused the crash.

He said, “There were other policemen in that pick up van. They should have cautioned the driver. He was drunk. He rammed the vehicle into the car while he was trying to avoid the fallen attachment. The other car swerved to the other side of the road and hit the man who was standing by the roadside. He died on the spot.

“He lived on the estate and he just finished from a university. It was a fence by the roadside that stopped the car. The policeman-driver caused the accident and must be punished.”


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