Three policemen returning to Lagos from the September 20 election duty in Edo State, have reportedly died in a car accident that occurred on the Benin-Ore Expressway in Ondo State.
The deceased officers were said to be returning to their base alongside some of their other colleagues, when the vehicle they were traveling in got involved in an accident.
It was gathered that other policemen sustained various degrees of injury, while the three officers died on the spot, and their bodies deposited in the morgue at the Ore General Hospital, according to Within Nigeria.
“An accident claimed three policemen while on our way back from election duties in Edo State last Sunday, September 20, 2020. One of the victims was Corporal Oluwafemi Adeyanju, an indigene of Ondo State, where the accident occurred,” one of the injured officers was quoted as saying.
“The other two policemen were inspectors. I was also deployed in Edo State for the election and we had completed the national assignment and were coming home when the accident happened in Ore and three of my colleagues were killed.
“Apart from the three policemen, who died on the spot, others sustained varying degrees of injury. The family of Adeyanju has gone to claim his remains and buried him in his home town of Akure. We don’t know about the rest of the victims. When we were departing for Edo State, more than 80 buses parked outside the gate of the police command’s headquarters in Ikeja.”
The Lagos police command is yet to comment on the incident.