A police driver has killed two people while attempting to stop an overloaded commercial bus on the Asaba-Ibusa-Ogwashi-Uku Expressway, in the Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Several sources, who witnessed the accident, told PUNCH Metro that the driver of the commercial bus and a male suspect, who the police were taking to the state command in Asaba, died on the spot.
A female suspect, who the policemen had also arrested, reportedly passed out and was rushed to a hospital.
A witness, who identified himself simply as Uche, told our correspondent that the police van, with inscription Anti-Crime Patrol, Kwale division, was coming from the Ogwashi-Uku area on Thursday around 2pm when the incident happened.
He said the police, upon sighting the overloaded bus, started chasing it. Uche added that the bus was heading towards the Ughelli area when the police van, carrying three policemen and two suspected criminals, crashed into it to force it to a halt.
Although one of the bus passengers survived, the bus driver, identified as Chinedu Ojimadu, was not so lucky as he was burnt to death in the presence of sympathisers and the policemen. Read more