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Suspected drunk driver kills two cops in Oyo


Two policemen attached to the Special Anti – Robbery Squad , Oyo State Police Command, were run over by a suspected drunk driver in the Orita Challenge area of Ibadan , on Friday .

Eyewitnesses said the suspect hit the policemen as they were about to enter a vehicle they brought to the area , killing them immediately. It was also gathered that the driver had been arrested at the scene and detained pending further investigation .

The eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity , said , “ I was at the scene of the accident waiting for a friend , who had promised to pick me up. Suddenly, a driver seemed to lose control of his car and hit the two policemen as they were about to enter their vehicle .

“ There was commotion at first ; people tried to offer help to the two victims but they died before they could be taken away from the scene to a nearby hospital . Someone later said the driver , who was arrested at the scene , was found to be drunk .”

The command ’ s Public Relations Officer , Adekunle Ajisebutu , who confirmed the incident , said the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, had ordered a full investigation into the accident .

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