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Hit-and-run driver kills a police officer at a checkpoint in Ondo State

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Hit-and-run driver kills a police officer at a checkpoint in Ondo State
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A hit-and-run driver knocked down a yet-to-be-identified senior officer with the Nigeria Police Force, Ondo State Command, on Ifon express road in Ose Local Government Area of the state, on Sunday.

According to report,  the officer was on stop-and-check duty before he was killed.

The driver of the vehicle was said to have fled the scene immediately after the accident occurred.

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The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ondo state, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, confirmed the incident in a brief chat with newsmen in Akure, the state capital.

Odunlami-Omisanya said the deceased, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), was trying to stop the suspected vehicle when the driver swerved off the road and hit him.

“The incident occurred when the police were trying to stop him (the driver), but he didn’t stop because his vehicle was suspected.

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