It was a sad Wednesday in Ogun state as a mechanic who police officers reportedly mistook to be a yahoo boy, got involved in an auto crash in Igbeba.
Policemen on patrol in their van saw him driving a customer’s car and believed he was a fraudster, so they engaged him in a hot pursuit.
As the car chase intensified, the police van gained mileage and rammed into the vehicle, leading to a ghastly accident.
A video which surfaced online shows the damage done to the cars and residents were raising insults on the police officers who eventually abandoned the van.
One of the security personnel could be seen fleeing the scen of the accident as people made attempts to see what could be salvaged from the car.
Watch the video below:
Meanwhile, a man identified as Roland Moses, has recounted how he escaped death in an auto crash and another potential one.
According to the graduate of Biology, the two incidents happened on December 23, 2022 while travelling from Enugu to Akwa Ibom State.
The native of Akwa Ibom, speaking in an interview, gave thanks to God for saving his life twice in one day.
Moses said; I was coming from Enugu (State) (and travelling) to Akwa Ibom State. I just wanted to come home and rest before returning for service. There was no vehicle to take me from Kogi to Akwa Ibom, so I had to get to Enugu first. When I arrived in Enugu State, I boarded a bus. The driver addressed us well. He said we would get to Akwa Ibom in five or six hours. He also told us that we might be stopped at checkpoints.
As we were moving along Enugu Road, I didn’t know what really happened. I knew the driver was not drunk; he was normal. As we were moving, there was a vehicle, a truck, in front of us and another one behind us. I was talking to someone on the phone and as soon as I ended the call, I decided to relax. But I saw that the driver was approaching the vehicle in front. I remember that the passenger beside him told him to apply the brakes. I didn’t know whether the brakes failed but all I heard was, “Jesus! Jesus!” Suddenly, our bus hit the vehicle in front.