Two Policemen, Driver Travelling With Empty Casket Die in Kogi Accident

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Three persons, including two police inspectors, on Thursday, died in a motor accident on Ajaokuta-Ojodu-Anyigba road in Kogi.

The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Solomon Aghure, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Lokoja.

He said that the victims were travelling in an ambulance van to Anyigba when the accident occurred.

Aghure further stated that the policemen and the driver of the ambulance were travelling with an empty casket to pick the corpse of a police sergeant from a mortuary in Anyigba.

He said that the ambulance, in which they were travelling, collided with a Mercedes Benz truck coming from the opposite direction at a spot in Ojodu community.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accident was also confirmed by the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP William Aya.

He explained that the two policemen were detailed to pick the corpse of the deceased sergeant at Anyigba and accompany it to Adamawa for proper burial, as requested by the family of the deceased.

Aya said that the driver of the truck and his motor boy took to their heels immediately the incident happened to evade arrest.

He said that the corpses of the two police inspectors had been deposited at a morgue in Lokoja, while that of the civilian driver of the ambulance had been released to his family.

Aya commiserated with the Police Commissioner in the state, Mr Ayuba Ede, and the families of the late police officers, assuring that their death would not be in vain. 


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