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2 dead in Police ‘induced’ accident



Tragedy struck again in Lagos State allegedly as a result of a check point mounted by men of the Nigeria police, as two people were crushed to death and others injured when a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) rammed into a tricycle (keke marwa) at the Iyana School bus stop in the Igando area of the state.

It was gathered, that the SUV also hit a commercial bus which in turn crashed into another tricycle, killing the driver on the spot.

The accident, which occurred at about 5pm on Saturday, was said to have happened when policemen from the Igando division stopped the tricycle driver and were allegedly extorting money from him.

The SUV, it was learnt, which was speeding, hit the tricycle and a commercial bus damaging the screens.

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Another victim was said to have died in the commercial bus.

Policemen from the Igando division reportedly took the corpses to a morgue while the other injured persons were rushed to the Igando General Hospital.

A motorist, identified only as Emmanuel, who was an eyewitness, said it was the third accident at the bus stop within the week.

He said, “The accident was caused by some policemen who were searching tricycles at the junction.
“They normally extort money from the drivers. So, they stopped the tricycle, and were in the process of extorting money
from him when the incident occurred”, he said.

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  1. Oise Oikelomen

    January 4, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    I do not support policemen extorting money from road users. That said, I do not see anything in this story that leads to the conclusion that the police are the cause of the accident.

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