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Speeding driver hits Osun FRSC officer, flees

An officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, whose title couldn’t be instantly ascertained, was on Friday injured by a driver alongside Osogbo/Gbongan Road, close to Osun Government Secretariat in Abere.

The driver was stated to be driving at high velocity when FRSC officers at a roadblock close to the Osun Sector Headquarters positioned alongside the expressway, waved him to cease.

It was nonetheless discovered that the driving force travelling in a Lexus Jeep, didn’t cease.

He was stated to have hit the FRSC officer and dragged him alongside the street till he (the sufferer) fell off the automobile.

Two eyewitnesses, recognized merely as Fatai and Ramota Olagunju, who have been roadside merchants, close to the Osun Government secretariat, stated the driving force didn’t wait after the officer fell off, including that the automobile sped off in direction of Akoda Junction.

Fatai additional stated, “The incident occurred between 9 am and 9:30 am immediately (Friday). The driver was coming from the Osogbo finish of the street going through Gbongan finish.

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“Some street security males who normally keep on the street close to the corps head workplace had resumed at their responsibility publish when the automobile emerged and the driving force was flagged down. But he didn’t cease

“Rather than cease, he moved in direction of one of many officers and hit him. After hitting the officer, he dragged him on the street as the driving force headed in direction of Akoda Junction.

“The badly injured officer eventually fell off the vehicle. His colleagues immediately mobilised and chased the vehicle that hit their colleague. But I can’t say if they eventually caught the perpetrator.”

When contacted for affirmation, FRSC Osun Sector Commander, Inyang Umoh, confirmed the incident, noting that the injured officer was in steady situation.

“The officer is in stable condition. We are making efforts to get him (the driver of the vehicle). He has not been arrested,” he advised City Round.

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