The Osun State Police Command has denied the culpability of its personnel within the demise of a motorcyclist, Taiwo Kajogbola as alleged.

In a press launch signed by Yemisi Opalola, the Police Public Relations Officer for the command, and made out there to DAILY POST, the Police Command acknowledged that their consideration had been drawn to the video of an accident being circulated on social media {that a} police automobile killed a male motorcyclist named Taiwo Kajogbola.

The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode revealed that what led to the demise of the younger man was a collision between him and an oncoming automobile.

In accordance with Olokode, “On the twenty fifth of April, 2021, at about 1800hrs, there was a hit-and-run motor and bike accident in entrance of Apara Memorial Excessive Faculty, Kajola alongside Ilesa Street, Kajola-Ijesa, involving a automobile and an unregistered lady-motorcycle, rode by the sufferer.

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“The mentioned lady-motorcycle which was coming from Osogbo in direction of Ilesa overtook a stationary truck and collided with an oncoming automobile from Ilesa.”

Olokode disclosed that after a discreet investigation, it was revealed that the sufferer was not pursued by the parked Police Armoured Personnel Carried as alleged.

He defined that the alleged Police automobile sighted near the scene and accused of not attending to the sufferer, was attributed to the earlier violent actions of the youths of Kajola and its environs to keep away from being attacked, in view of their earlier unfriendly antecedent in direction of the police.

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Whereas promising to make sure that the offender will probably be made to face the wrath of the regulation for the offence dedicated upon arrest, Olokode referred to as on residents of the state to train endurance and supply the police with helpful data that can support within the apprehension of the offender.

“Efforts are ongoing to apprehend the fleeing hit-and-run driver”, he added.

DAILY POST recollects that the Osun State police command had promised to research the matter because it was unaware of the incident.


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