Police Confirm Death Of Officer Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver At Check Point


Ondo State Police Command has confirmed the death of an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) who was Killed by a hit-and-run driver.

The officer was crushed to death at a checkpoint along the Benin-Owo Expressway at Ifon in the Ose Local Government Area of the state on Sunday, July 23, 2023.

According to eyewitnesses, the deceased officer had tried to stop the vehicle but the driver hit him and drove off without stopping.

Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, the State PPRO said the driver was arrested by the men of the Nigeria Army at Sobe in Edo State.

The PPRO denied an earlier report that the cop was killed by some suspected kidnappers on the expressway, adding that
it was a case of hit and run.

According to her, “A suspected vehicle, while the police were trying to stop the driver, he didn’t stop. So, our officers were alerted on the highway but on getting to a particular place around Ifon, the driver swerved and hit an ASP and the officer died immediately,”

“The driver, was, however, pursued and fortunately for us he (driver) was arrested by the military men at Sobe in Edo State,”

The spokesperson added that the body of the deceased police officer has been deposited in the morgue.

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