By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Police Command has said that the officers of the command did not kill a motorcyclist, named Taiwo Kajogbola as being alleged.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Yemisi Opalola, copy of which was made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Thursday.
The statement reads in parts: “The attention of Osun State Police Command has been drawn to the video of an accident being circulated on Social Media that Police vehicle killed one motorcyclist named Taiwo Kajogbola ‘m’.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, wishes to set the record straight, that on 25/4/2021 at about 1800hrs, there was a hit and run motor and Motorcycle accident in front of Apara Memorial High School, Kajola along Ilesa Road, Kajola-Ijesa, involving a vehicle and an unregistered Lady-motorcycle, rode by the victim.
“The said lady-motorcycle which was coming from Osogbo towards Ilesa overtook a stationary Truck and collided with an oncoming vehicle from Ilesa.
“Discreet investigation revealed that the parked Police Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) did not pursue the victim as alleged by a faceless Social Media.
“The alleged Police Vehicle sighted close to the scene, accused of not attending to the victim, was attributed to the previous violent activities of the youths of Kajola and its environs to avoid being attacked, in view of their previous unfriendly antecedent, towards the Police.”
The Commissioner of Police, therefore, urged the people of the State to exercise patience with the police as well as provide useful information.
Olokode added that efforts are ongoing to apprehend the fleeing hit and run driver, while promising to ensure that the culprit will be made to face the wrath of the law, for the offence committed, upon arrest.