ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Police Command has absolved its personnel from the incident that led to the death of nursing mother and her child in Effurun, near Warri.
According BIGPEN the police stance is came few hours after Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ordered the immediate investigation into the death of a woman and her daughter in Warri on Wednesday.
It reported that there was palpable tension in Ebrumede Community in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State as Policemen from Ebrumede Divisional Headquarters who were chasing suspected internet fraudsters along the DSC Expressway crushed a commercial tricycle conveying a mother and her baby to death.
But responding to the multiple reports making the round, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said that the Command wish to put the records straight in respect of the ugly incident that occurred today being 20/1/2021 at about 13:40hrs along PTI Express Way in Effurun, Uvwie LGA of Delta State where a multiple fatal motor/tricycle accident occurred.
“The accident involved a Mercedes Tipper with Reg. No. WWR 425 ZR loaded with granite, a Toyota Camry car with Reg. No. AKD 403 FM and a Tricycle Reg. No. yet unknown, all moving in the same direction and Police vehicle was never involved.
“Two passengers conveyed by the Tricycle a woman and a baby girl died on the spot and other passengers were injured.
“The Delta State Police Command deeply sympathizes with the families of the deceased and the injured persons and equally frowns at the unjust treatment meted to Police officers who went to rescue the victims by members of the public, they went as far as burning the Police patrol vehicle that came for the rescue operation.
“The Perpetrators of this dastardly act will be brought to book.
“The Command also wishes to inform the general public that neither Operation Delta Hawk nor Ebrumede patrol vehicle was involved as speculated earlier”.