The Ogun State Police Command has reacted to a viral video circulating on social media about an accident involving a Police vehicle and a Toyota Camry car in IGBEBA Ijebu Ode
In a statement by the command Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi the incident occurred on Wednesday, 17th of May 2023, at about 12 noon, when a Toyota Camry car, with registration number LSR 59 HS, driven by a mechanic apprentice while on high speed knocked down a motorcyclist later identified as Ganiyu Musiliu.
However, instead of the driver to stop and take care of the seriously injured okada rider, he drove off.
The vehicle was pursued by people around, and the police patrol team from Igbeba division, stationed along Molipa road was alerted about the oncoming car and the patrol team on sighting the car, tried to block it from escaping which resulted in the accident.
The Police Statement explains that crowd at the scene of the accident were dispersed by the DPO Obalende and his men while the injured Okada man was rushed to the state hospital Ijebu-Ode and the driver was arrested.
The Ogun State Police Command, therefore, described as untrue, claims on social media that the policemen were chasing the car because they thought it was a Yahoo Boy driving it.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter with a view to prosecuting anyone found culpable in the case.
The CP also appealed to members of the public to always find out the truth before posting information on social media.
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