Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO), Ekiti State command in connection with the police in the state, have begun a manhunt for a yet-to-be identified driver who on Monday, hit and injured one of its officer on duty, at Ayegbaju-Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the victim, Adewale Ojo, an Assistant Inspection Officer (AIO), attached to the Ikole-Ekiti zonal office of the organization, had led other officers to a routine operation in the area when he was hit by an Ilorin-bound commercial 18-seater bus.
An eyewitness said the victim was standing on the road and waved down the commercial bus which was on a high speed, coming from Ifaki-Ekiti and heading towards Ikole-Ekiti route but rather than stop, the driver who is now on the run, hit and injured the officer.
The victim was immediately rushed to the health facility in the community, before he was transferred to Ekiti State Specialist Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment.
The victim while narrating in anguish told newsmen:
“I was with my other colleagues in Ayegbaju-Ekiti, during a routine exercise which we normally carry out every Monday of the week.
“We were at the damaged portion of the road, when the Kwara bus driver was coming from Ifaki-Ekiti axis.
“Immediately he saw us on the road, he increased his speed and my colleagues who had noticed him fled.
“But before I could notice he had already hit me. Immediately, I became unconscious and was rushed from the scene to a nearby hospital.
“None of us could pick his number or face, neither could any of my colleagues identify him.
“I woke up in the hospital with bruises all over my body, I am in pain and very weak. I had no intention to dare him. It happened so suddenly than I could imagine.”
Reacting to the incident on Wednesday, an Officer said the yet-to-be identified driver has now been put on both the organization and the police wanted list.