Police truck crushes two siblings to death

Tragedy struck in llesa, Osun State on Sunday when a driver of a police Armoured Personnel Carrier crushed two kids of the same parents to death.

Our correspondent gathered that the kids were playing in front of their parents ‘ residence when the driver of the APC rammed into an electric pole before crushing the kids to death.

Residents alleged that the APC’s driver was drunk.

The older kid, Sade was said to be five years old while the other one, Aanu was three years old.

Sympathisers, mostly okada riders, reportedly chased the police vehicle but the driver escaped together with the vehicle.

Irked by this, the angry mob were said to have attacked the ‘A’ Division Police Station at Ayeso where they vandalised all the police operational vehicles parked in the station including other valuable property and police quarters inside the station.

Policemen on duty were reported to have engaged the mob by firing tear gas canisters and shot into the air repeatedly to scare them.

It was learnt that the mob did not leave the station until they accomplished their mission.

The distraught father of the kid was said to have gone to the police station to collect the corpses but he was denied.

But the Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Folasade Odoro, when contacted, said that the policeman who drove the APC lost control and hit an electric pole which eventually electrocuted the kids.