Two Police officers drown while chasing hoodlums in Oyo
Two newly recruited Police Constables of the Durbar Police station in Oyo, and a member of the Discipline Intelligent Group of Nigeria (DIGON) have met their untimely death while chasing weed smokers.
The security operatives drowned around 7:30pm on Sunday July 12, 2020, at Awerintu river, Oke Eletu, while chasing the hoodlums who ran towards a bridge washed away by flood.
The two policemen named Oparemi Goke and Ogunyemi Mujeeb had followed one of the hoodlums into a swamp he jumped into but got swallowed by mud. Their corpses were recovered in the late hours of same day.
Investigations are on going into the circumstances that led to their untimely death with reports claiming that as new recruits they were not supposed to be sent for such delicate assignment.