No fewer than four persons including a pregnant woman and two of her daughters have reportedly died in an accident in Ago Palace Way of Okota, Lagos State.
It was gathered that the accident was caused by a yet-to-be-identified police officer who allegedly dragged the steering wheel of a vehicle while in motion with the driver.
According to Daily Post, 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 press time, the Lagos State Public Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin could not be reached on his cell phone.