Two policemen die on way to pick colleague’s corpse

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TWO police officers and one other person died in a motor accident that occurred along the Ajaokuta-Ojodu-Ayingba road in Kogi State yesterday.

  Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kogi, Solomon Aghure, said the deceased persons were travelling in an ambulance when the accident occurred.

  He explained that the officers and the driver of the ambulance were travelling with an empty casket to pick the corpse of a police sergeant from a mortuary in Ayingba.

  According to him, the ambulance collided with a Mercedes Benz truck coming from the opposite direction at a spot in Ojodu community.

  Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer (PPPRO) in Kogi State, William Aya said the two police officers were detailed to pick the corpse of the deceased sergeant at Ayingba and accompany it to Adamawa for burial as requested by the family of the deceased.

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  According to Aya, driver of the truck and his “motor boy” fled the scene of the accident to evade arrest.

  He also explained that the corpses of the deceased had been deposited at a morgue in Lokoja while that of the driver had been released to his family for burial.

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