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Driver arrested after killing policeman at checkpoint

A driver has been arrested after he crushed a policeman to death at a checkpoint in Ondo State.

The incident, according to the police happened on Sunday at a checkpoint along the Benin-Owo Expressway at the Ifon area of Ose Local Government Area of the state.

While announcing the death of the Assistant Superintendent of Police, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami, further informed that it was a case of hit and run.

The driver who ran away from the scene of the accident was later apprehended by men of the Nigerian Army at Sobe, Edo State.

“A suspected vehicle, while the police were trying to stop the driver, he didn’t stop. So, 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 immediately.

“The driver, was, however, pursued and fortunately for us he (driver) was arrested by the military men at Sobe in Edo State”, she said.

In a 53-second video that has now gone viral, the scene of the incident and the deceased lying on the road was shown. His colleagues were seen carrying his lifeless body into a police van.

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