A policeman identified as Supol Ayeni has been crushed to death by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) unit patrol van of the Ekiti State Police Command.
The incident happened along Federal Polytechnic, Ado/Ijan Road in the late hours of Tuesday, December 28.
The RRS operatives were allegedly chasing some individuals who were suspected to be yahoo-boys when a colleague of thiers on a motorcycle was hit by their van. It was learnt that the victim who was attached to Odo Ado police state died on the spot.
An eyewitness said;
“He actually came home to eat, his wife has a shop around Aba Ebira in the polytechnic community. There is this bad spot along the road, beside the silo, so the deceased came to his wife’s shop to eat. He came with one of his friends motorcycle. He was working at Odo Ado which is not that far from here.
The RRS operatives were in two hilux vehicles chasing a Benz. I don’t know where they were chasing the guys from, as they were about to overtake the Benz, the deceased who is popularly known as Baba Ada was coming from the other side and one of the vehicles hit him. He died immediately”
A colleague of the deceased confirmed the incident adding that the RRS operatives involved have been identified and detained at the state headquarters.
“Yes, Supol Ayeni is dead, He was hit by RRS van. I’m still confused my brother, this was someone I saw earlier today.”