Drunk and driving policeman crushed graduate to death in Lagos
It was a sad atmostphere at Atunrase Estate area of Gbagada, Lagos State, on Thursday following the reported death of a fresh graduate.
The victim, identified as Adelowo, was crushed to death around 8pm on Wednesday at the Gbagada bus stop by the driver of a police van with number plate, RRS 317 LA, who was reportedly drunk.
It was reported that the speeding van was heading towards Oshodi when the policeman reportedly lost the control of the vehicle and veered off the expressway to the service lane, crashing into the victim, who was waiting by the roadside to board a bus.
Reporting the incident, Twitter user, wrote.“The vehicle responsible for the death was driven by a drunk policeman who meandered from the expressway to the service lane jumping over the median distinguishing the two lanes. Number plate, RRS 317 LA,”
The policeman is said to have been arrested. The Lagos State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, however said the policeman was not drunk, that it was a case of a fatal accident.
He, however, added that the police had commenced investigation into the accident and any person found culpable will be charged accordingly.