Four policemen have been reported keep killed in a road accident that occurred during the inspection on Tuesday in Asaba, Delta State.
The policemen were attached to the convoy of the Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; and his counterpart in Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.
The police vehicle was speeding to meet up with the ministers’ vehicles when it veered off the road and crashed into a ditch.
A driver who spoke to The Punch on condition of anonymity, said, “The incident was very fatal.
“The policeman driver was speeding and while negotiating the bend because of the speed could not control the vehicle. They crashed into a deep pit. I was at the back of the convoy, driving slowly.
“With the help of other people, we rescued four of them but they were badly injured. They were shouting as the vehicle fell on them.”
According to a witness who identified himself as John Okorie, the incident happened when the vehicle conveying the victims was negotiating the bend leading to the construction site of the Second Niger Bridge at the Asaba.
The spokesman of the police Command in Delta State, DSP Bright Edafe, said he is yet to get details of the incident.
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