Nine senior police officers have been confirmed injured in an accident that has left one of them dead, the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed.
The auto crash is said to have occurred when the tyre of the vehicle conveying the officers who were on investigative duties burst along Koko-Jega Road causing the Toyota Land Cruiser to flip three times.
In a statement issued by the spokesperson of Kebbi State Command of the Nigerian Police Force, Nafi’u Abubakar said ten officers, including a senior superintendent, were travelling for a crime scene visit in Koko/Besse Local Government under ACP Suleiman Sade when the rear tyre failed around the NNPC location in Koko.
“On 25/11/2023 at about 1000HRS, there was a lone fatal motor vehicle accident along Koko/Jega road, involving a Police Toyota Land Cruiser with REG. NO. 5465D.3M 94.
“The vehicle was conveying a team of policemen led by AC CID, Kebbi Police Command, ACP Suleiman Sade, and nine others while on their way to visit a scene of crime at Kendawa village, Dutsinmari District of Koko/Besse Local.”
“The scene of the accident was immediately visited by a team of Policemen from Koko Division and evacuated the victims to General Hospital Koko for treatment, where one Inspector Sa’idu Idiya of the SCID died as confirmed by a Medical doctor.”
The Police Public Relations Officer said all ten victims were rushed to the hospital but unfortunately, Inspector Sa’idu Idiya of the State Criminal Investigation Department or SCID gave up the ghost and has been laid to rest according to Muslim rites.