CITIZENS COMPASS —The Ogun State Police Command has arrested one reckless truck driver identified as Emmanuel Alfred and one other driver who recklessly killed another road user and a Two-year-old baby in separate motor accidents in the state.
The fatal accident occurred at Warewa when one Tunde Poopola reported to the Police on December 2, 2023, that while he was driving along Ganu Road, arounf the 12th Avenue entrance, a driver did not notice that his rear tyre had rammed over a child and continued driving.
He said when people around the area noticed what happened, they shouted at the driver, who then stopped to know what went wrong.
It was gathered that he driver and other people rushed the Two -year-old to the Patti Robbo Clinic, but they were later referred to the Broadland Hospital in Magboro.
Unfortunately, the Two-year-old was later confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
Spokesperson, Ogun State Police Command, Omolola Odutola who confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday, said the driver has been properly detained while the child’s corpse had been released for burial after they insisted on taking the deceased victim’s corpse.
In a related development, a vehicle rammed into the driver of a commercial bus with number plate, KWARA AFN 890 YNL, identified as Alfa Rafiu, of Ile Ofearan in Kwara State, who was repairing his Toyota Hiase Bus, which was well parked by the roadside after developing a fault.
The incident occurred on Sunday, December 3, 2023.
Alfa Rafiu reportedly lost his life on the spot.
Confirming the incident in a statement on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, the spokesperson said, “The corpse has been deposited at the Real Divine Touch Mortuary in Ibafo. The vehicle has been recovered at the police station for safekeeping purposes.
The police commissioner, Alamutu “Abiodun Mustapha, has warned the drivers in the state to avoid reckless driving and obey traffic, especially during this Yuletide season, noting that the police will not hesitate to prosecute any driver who causes death or injuries to other road users.”