The Ondo State Police Command said it has arrested a driver who crushed a policeman to death at a checkpoint along Benin-Owo expressway at Ifon area, Ose Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.
According to the police, the driver whose identity was yet to be revealed allegedly hit the cop who is an Assistant Superintendent of Police, and was arrested by the men of the Nigeria Army at Sobe in Edo State.
The command denied an earlier report that the cop was killed by some suspected kidnappers on the expressway.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the death of the police officer, stated that it was a case of hit and run, not kidnapping.
She said, “A suspected vehicle didn’t stop, while the police were trying to stop the driver. Our officers were alerted on the highway but on getting to a particular place around ifon, the driver swerved and hit an ASP and the officer died on the spot.
“The driver, was, however, pursued and fortunately for us he (driver) was arrested by the military men at Sobe in Edo State”
A 53-second viral video showed the scene of the incident and the deceased lying on the road. He was also seen with a head injury while his colleagues carried his lifeless body into a police van parked on the road.