At least four passengers, including a woman and her two children, have been reported dead after a yet-to-be-identified police officer reportedly dragged the steering wheel of a vehicle while in motion in the Ago Palace Way of Okota in Lagos State.
An eyewitness, who posted the development on his X handle, #tobe_stevee, said the driver was earlier arrested by some police officers.
He said the incident occurred when the driver attempted to escape while he was being taken to the police station in the area.
He wrote: “Something happened in my area this morning. A driver was arrested by the police, one of them got into his car, while the others followed, on the way to the station, at the Okota roundabout, the driver decided to play a fast one and diverted to another way.
“While in motion, the policeman and driver began to contest for the steering wheel. Eventually, they both lost control, and the car hit a tricycle (keke). In the tricycle, A woman with her two kids and the rider. All of them died. May their soul Rest In Peace”.
At the time of filing this report, efforts to reach the Lagos State Police command proved abortive as the Police Public Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin could not take the call.