Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 400-level student of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Victor Oluwatimilehin, for allegedly crushing a policeman on duty along the Ijebu-Ode-Ibadan Road.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Thursday, said the suspect attempted to kill the policeman, identified as Inspector Idowu Moses, attached to the PMF 71, Awa-Ijebu.
Oyeyemi said the suspect intentionally knocked down the cop with his car.
The police spokesman said, “The suspect was seen driving a fully-artificial tinted Toyota Camry car with number plate, LND 929 GX, loaded with some house property towards Ibadan, Oyo State, and was flagged down for checks since the occupants were not visible from outside.”
“But instead of the driver to stop, he accelerated and intentionally knocked down one Inspector Idowu Moses attached to PMF 71 Awa Ijebu, consequent upon which the said inspector sustained a serious bodily injury and passed out momentarily.”
“Having knocked down the policeman, the driver continued his journey towards Ibadan Road, believing that the policeman was dead.”
“The seriously injured policeman was rescued by his colleagues. He was taken to a hospital for treatment, while others started tracing the suspect towards Ibadan Road.”
“He was eventually arrested at a village close to Ibadan and brought down to the Ijebu Ode Area Command.”
Oyeyemi said the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had ordered that the suspect be charged to court as soon as possible.
“He also warned that attacking his men while on duty will not be tolerated, therefore, members of the public should desist from such criminal acts,”
@ Punch Newspaper