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COVID-19 curfew: Hit-run driver crushes policeman to death in Lagos


Tragedies occurred on Sunday when a policeman was allegedly killed by a hit and run motorist at Marwa area, along Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.

In a similar incident same day, a yet-to-be-identified commercial motorcycle operator, popularly called “Okada” rider, died in a lone accident after ramming into an electric pole at Ikota, along Lekki-Epe Expressway.

The two incidents, it was gathered happened late evening within the hours of 8 pm to 6 am curfew, occasioned by rising cases of COVID-19 in the state.

The dead Policeman, who was in mufti at the time of the incident was later identified as Mr. Paul Omaji. (Rank was not stated).

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Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Director-General, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the unfortunate incidents.

In another development at Ikota along the same Lekki-Epe Expressway, LRT also recovered a yet-to-be-identified dead Okoda operator, a male, who was involved in a lone accident when he rammed into an electric pole.

According to Oke-Osanyintolu, the deceased commercial motorcycle operator reportedly lost control of his motorcycle while on motion and rammed into an electrical pole on the road median, leaving him critically injured that led to his eventual death before he was admitted in the nearest hospital. Vanguardngr

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