Two Inspectors of the Nigerian Police alongside an ambulance driver reportedly died in a motor accident on Ajaokuta-Ojodu-Ayingba road in Kogi on Thursday, January 14.
Mr Solomon Aghure, Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, who confirmed the incident while speaking to newsmen in Lokoja, the state capital, said the victims were travelling in an ambulance van to Ayingba when the accident happened.
Aghure stated that the police officers and the driver of the ambulance were en route with an empty casket to pick the remains of a police sergeant from a mortuary in Ayingba.
He said the ambulance, in which they were travelling, involved in an head-on collision with a Mercedes Benz truck coming from the opposite direction at a spot in Ojodu community.
Spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP William Aya, who confirmed the development, said that the two policemen were instructed to pick the corpse of the deceased sergeant at Ayingba and accompany it to Adamawa for proper burial, as requested by the family of the deceased.
Aya added that the driver of the truck and his motor assistant ran away immediately the incident happened to evade arrest.
He further said the corpses of the two Policemen had been deposited at a morgue in Lokoja, while that of the civilian driver of the ambulance had been released to his family.
He sympathized with the Police Commissioner in the state, Mr Ayuba Ede, and the families of the late police officers, assuring that their death would not be in vain.