A 400-Level student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for attempting to kill a policeman on duty along the Ijebu Ode-Ibadan road.
The suspect, according to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, was driving a fully artificial tinted Toyota Camry car with registration number LND 929 GX loaded with some house properties and heading towards Ibadan, Oyo State and was flagged down for checking since the occupants were not visible from outside.
“But instead of the driver to stop, he accelerated and intentionally knocked down one Inspector Idowu Moses attached to PMF 71, Awa Ijebu consequent upon which the inspector sustained a serious bodily injury and passed out momentarily.
“Having knocked down the policeman, the driver continued his journey towards Ibadan, believing that the policeman was dead. The seriously injured policeman was rescued by his other colleagues.
“He was taken to the hospital for treatment while others started tracing the suspect towards Ibadan.
“He was eventually arrested at a village close to Ibadan and brought down to Ijebu Ode Area Command.
“Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the suspect be charged to court as soon as possible.
“He also warned that attacking his men while on duty will not be tolerated, therefore, members of public should desist from such criminal act,” the statement said.