From Timothy Agbor/OSOGBO
The Osun State Police Command was on Friday evening thrown into mourning as no fewer than three of its officers lost their lives in a motor accident in Osogbo while on patrol.
Impeccable source revealed to thegazellenews.com that the three officers who were attached to the Swift Action Response Squad (SARS) were on patrol along Iwo/Ibadan Road before their patrol vehicle was hit by a vehicle coming from the Ibadan axis of the road.
It was further gathered that the crash which involved the Police vehicle marked ‘Robot’ happened at about 10.30pm close to Ibikunle junction along the high way.
According to the source in the state police command, two of the police officers narrowly escaped death in the accident but suffered severe injuries and are currently admitted at a hospital in the state.
Thegazellenews.com also gathered that the driver of the vehicle that hit the police patrol vehicle did not stop when the accident occurred and eventually ran off.
Further investigations revealed that some passersby took the injured police officers and other victims of the accident to the hospital before officers from the state police command arrived the scene of the accident.
A senior police officer in the state while confirming the incident to our correspondent however refused to disclose the hospital where the two survivors are receiving treatment.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state Police Command, ASP Folashade Odoro said she had not received the permission from her superiors to brief journalists on the incident.