Hit-and-run driver crushes to death policeman on patrol motorcycle


7 Jul 2016

Hit-and-run driver crushes to death policeman on patrol motorcycle

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A Corporal attached to the Operations Department of the Lagos State Police Command, Felix Oyeleye, has been crushed to death.

Oyeleye, who works at the Command Headquarters, died on Monday when a hit and run driver knocked down the patrol motorcycle on which he was riding with a colleague.

The development was confirmed on Wednesday by the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmos.

Badmos said the hit and run driver allegedly hit the motorcycle carrying Oyeleye and another Corporal, Macaulay Esimiye, while on patrol on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at about 5pm on Monday.

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She said: “They were knocked down while on patrol on their motorcycle along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, inward Mile 2 by one LT bus, with Reg. No. AKD 949 XF, driven by yet to be identified driver.

“They were rushed to Save World Health Centre, Oshodi for medical treatment, where the rider, Corporal Oyeleye, later died.

“The corpse of the officer has been deposited at Mainland General Hospital mortuary, Yaba for autopsy.

“Meanwhile, the vehicle has been impounded. There are efforts to arrest the driver.”

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News Source: DailyPost, 9jaTales

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