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Police’ll investigate alleged cop traffic offender – CP

By EVELYN USMAN

LAGOS — Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Umar Manko, yesterday, said the Police Corporal who allegedly knocked down a woman and her baby while driving against traffic last month on Apapa/Oshodi Expressway, was being probed alongside the Divisional Police Officer in-charge of Festac, Ibrahim Zango, who reportedly sent the policeman on errand.

The commissioner  threatened that if they were found guilty at the end of investigation, the DPO and Corporal would face the consequences.

Meanwhile doctors at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, are said to still be battling to resuscitate the victim, Mrs. Taskirat Anjolaiya, a teacher at the Ansar-Ud-Deen Primary School, who sustained pelvic fracture and brain injury.

Her baby, Amarah, who sustained a broken jaw was reportedly responding to treatment.

Answering questions from journalists regarding making money available for the treatment of both mother and child, Manko disclosed that the command would consider assisting the family financially, on compassionate ground.

He was however, quick to clarify that the Corporal was not on official duty at the time the incident occurred , stating that it was a private arrangement between him and the DPO.

Manko also frowned at the Corporal’s alleged attitude of driving against traffic that fateful day, saying, it confirmed the act was an offence of its own that warranted sanction.

“The corporal was brought to my office and has written a statement. The DPO has also been asked to give an official statement on the issue. By the time we are through, ea fair hearing,” he said.


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