Two policemen and a Civilian have been crushed to death by a truck on Benin – Ekpoma highway, causing commotion among commuters who bewailed the tragedy.
A Civilian driver and two Cops out of the nine policemen lost their lives in the ill-fated bus that that conveyed the victims at about 5p.m on Friday.
It was leaner that some gun welding police operatives and men of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, arrived the scene, condoned off the spot and took the injured officers away for medical attention and kept the bodies of the undisclosed morgue.
Spokesmen of the Nigeria police, Edo State Command, SP Kotongs Bello confirmed the incident to our Correspondent on Tuesday.
He revealed that the articulated truck whose registration number is yet to be ascertained, fell on the victims.
Kotongs explained that and denied speculation that the Cops were either on illegal stop and search duty or going after internet fraudsters in the locality when the accident occurred.
“Yes, that is true. Nine policemen and a Civilian driver were involved in the accident.
“The policemen had stopped to greet somebody when a trailer that was passing fell on them”, Kotongs said.
Investigation revealed that the deceased family members had been contacted by police authorities.
Editor’ Note: File photograph of a Cops rapped under a truck on Benin-Lagos road crash, was used to illustrate this report .