Police Van Kills Officer, Eight Others In Critical Conditions In Ekiti

Police Van Kills Officer, Eight Others In Critical Conditions In Ekiti

Police Van Kills Officer, Eight Others In Critical Conditions In Ekiti

 

A police vehicle killed an officer while eight mem­bers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) sus­tained various degrees of injuries during an opera­tion to quell a cult clash in Ikole-Ekiti.

 

The Police Public Rela­tions Officer, Sunday Abutu, who made this known in a statement to journalists said the command was thrown into mourning as a patrol ve­hicle belonging to operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) hit an Assistant Super­intendent of Police (ASP) on motorcycle and killed him instantly.

He said the Police Com­missioner, Babatunde Mo­bayo, sympathised with the family of deceased cop.

“On the 28th November 2021 at about 6:30pm, a dis­tress call was received from the DPO Ikole Ekiti by the RRS for reinforcement for the possible arrest of some suspected cultists who have been terrorising the people of Ikole-Ekiti and its environs.

 

“Upon the receipt of the report, the RRS Commander deployed three patrol vehicles with adequate operatives to that axis for the operation.

“Unfortunately, while on their way, a patrol vehicle de­veloped a mechanical fault, went off its lane and hit an oncoming motorcycle rid­den by a policeman who had closed from work and was returning home.

 

“The policeman was rushed to the hospital for medical attention, but was confirmed dead by a medi­cal doctor, while eight other RRS operatives in the patrol vehicle sustained different degrees of injuries.”

 

Abutu said those injured were currently in the hospi­tal receiving medical atten­tion.

The command’s spokes­man said the Police Com­missioner, who had visited the injured police officers in the hospital, would soon visit the family house of the deceased ASP to sympathise with them.