Policemen on patrol along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, driving against the traffic have reportedly crushed two motorcycle passengers to death.
According to a report by Sahara Reporters, the incident happened on the Long Bridge end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun.
The crash involved a white Toyota Hilux pickup van with number plate GGE 960 DD and a Bajaj motorcycle with number plate MEK 418 VH.
Reports have it that the passengers died immediately, after the crash, while the motorcyclist sustained injuries and has since been hospitalised.
It was gathered that the policemen in the patrol vehicle took to their heels after the accident occurred around 10:50 am, while emergency responders, who rushed to the scene, took the injured victim to hospital.
An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity said,
“When the accident happened, the policemen ran out of the vehicle and jumped off the bridge and ran away. No one could catch them.”
At the scene of the accident, other commercial motorcyclists, while mourning the death of the victims, threatened to burn the van.
During the rescue operation, a Federal Road Safety Corps official, who spoke on condition of anonymity said,
“We got the distress call and we came down to the scene, but before we got here, we realised that the people around had done the rescue.”
The remains of the deceased were said to have been deposited in the Lagos State Emergency Centre at the old tollgate area.