Two police Inspectors and an ambulance driver died in a motor accident on Ajaokuta-Ojodu-Ayingba road in Kogi on Thursday, January 14.
The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Solomon Aghure, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Lokoja, said that the victims were travelling in an ambulance van to Ayingba when the accident occurred.
Aghure disclosed that the policemen and the driver of the ambulance were travelling with an empty casket to pick the corpse of a police sergeant from a mortuary in Ayingba.
He said that the ambulance, in which they were travelling, collided with a Mercedes Benz truck coming from the opposite direction at a spot in Ojodu community.
Confirming the development, Spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP William Aya, said that the two policemen were detailed to pick the corpse of the deceased sergeant at Ayingba and accompany it to Adamawa for proper burial, as requested by the family of the deceased.
Aya said that the driver of the truck and his motor assistant took to their heels immediately the incident happened to evade arrest.
The PPRO said that the corpses of the two police inspectors had been deposited at a morgue in Lokoja, while that of the civilian driver of the ambulance had been released to his family.
He commiserated with the Police Commissioner in the state, Mr Ayuba Ede, and the families of the late police officers, assuring that their death would not be in vain.