*As Okoda man dies after hitting electric pole
Tragedies occurred on Sunday, when a policeman was allegedly killed by a hit and run motorist at Marwa area, along Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.
In a similar incident same day, a yet-to-be-identified commercial motorcycle operator, popularly called “Okoda” rider, died in a lone accident after ramming into an electric pole at Ikota, along Lekki-Epe Expressway.
The two incidents, it was gathered happened late evening within the hours of 8pm to 6 am curfew, occasioned by rising cases of COVID-19 in the state.
The dead Policeman, who was in mufti at the time of the incident was later identified as Mr. Paul Omaji. (Rank was not stated).
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Director-General, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the unfortunate incidents.
According to Oke-Osanyintolu,” In a late night operation LASEMA Response Team, LRT, recovered remains of a victim of a “Hit and Run” accident along Lekki EOE Expressway after an unidentified motorist flee the incident scene immediately with the vehicle where the accident occurred.
“The deceased,later identified as a Police officer, male, named Paul Omaji, who was in mufti, was found dead at Marwa along Lekki-Epe Expressway where he was reportedly knocked down by an unidentified vehicle which ran into the officer on his way to resume his duty.
“Preliminary Report on the incident has it that, on arrival at the scene, Omaji was found dead.