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In Ekiti, speeding truck crushes two police officers.

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Ibekimi Oriamaja Reports

According to Track News two police officers were killed by a truck in Ado Ekiti on Monday while on their way to resume their duties.

The officers were killed in the Adebayo area of Ado Ekiti metropolis while on their way around the Ado-Ifaki dual carriageway, and their identities are unknown.

However, a source at the scene of the incident told reporters that the driver of the truck fled immediately after the incident occurred, but was later apprehended by police.

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Confirming the deaths, DSP Sunday Abutu, Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, said the two officers were riding their bikes to Ado Ekiti when the truck driver, who was allegedly negotiating a diversion due to ongoing road construction work, overran them.

“I can confirm that this pathetic event occurred this morning when two police officers on their way from Iworoko Ekiti to their duty post in Ado Ekiti were crushed by a tipper.”

“The cops were driving in their own lane, and it was the tipper’s driver who was negotiating a diversion, placed on the road by the construction company rehabilitating the Ado-Ifaki by turning to the left side, and overtook them.”

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“We found out they died on the spot.” “The tipper driver has been arrested, and the bodies have been taken to the morgue at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital,” said the Command’s Spokesperson.

Mr. Olusola Joseph, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ekiti, also commented on the incident, warning drivers on all Ekiti roads to slow down in order to prevent road carnage.

“Our drivers must be safety conscious,” says Ojo. Some of these untimely deaths could have been avoided if we were more cautious in our driving.

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“I urge our citizens to always follow highway safety precautions.” It is not for anything other than our own safety.”

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