A speeding truck has crushed two policemen to death on Tuesday after it had collided with the motorcycle they were riding on.
The two officers were on their way to resume duty in Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State when unfortunate incident occurred.
They were killed in the Adebayo area of the Ado Ekiti State capital while on transit around Ado-Ifaki dual carriageway in the state.
It was learnt the driver of the truck fled the scene after the accident happened, but was later fished out and arrested by policemen.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sunday Abutu, Spokesperson for Ekiti State Police Command said the identities of the victims had not been ascertained.
He explained that two policemen were going to Ado Ekiti on a bike, when the truck driver, who was allegedly negotiating a diversion, due to ongoing construction work on the road, overran them.
“I can confirm to you that this pathetic event happened this morning when the two policemen, who were coming from Iworoko, Ekiti to their duty post in Ekiti, were crushed by a tipper.
“The policemen were going on their own lane, it was the tipper’s driver that was negotiating a diversion, placed on the road by a construction company rehabilitating the Ado-Ifaki by turning to the left side, and overran them.
“We learnt the two of them died on the spot. The driver of the tipper has been arrested while the corpses have been taken to the morgue at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital,”.
Also commenting on the incident, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ekiti, Mr. Olusola Joseph, warned drivers plying all the roads in Ekiti to control their speed to curb the road carnage.
According to Ojo, “Our drivers must be safety conscious. Some of these untimely deaths could have been prevented if we are cautious and careful in the way we speed.
“I urge our citizens to always take highway safety precautions. It is not for anything, but for the safety of our lives.”