Three constables police chasing hoodlums drowned away by flood in Oyo state


The Oyo State Police Command has lost three constables who drowned in a bridge washed away by flood on Balogun Street in Oyo town.

The policemen , attached from Oyo Atiba Police Division , trailed some hoodlums to the area when the thugs started running towards the bridge.

According to an eyewitness , one of the hoodlums reportedly jumped into the water and the policemen jumped after him during which the officers drowned .

The witness, who gave his name as Okunola Abbas said , “ On Sunday , July 12 , some policemen from Oyo Atiba division were passing through Balogun Street in Oyo town and saw some hoodlums smoking weed in the area .

“ The area is notorious for hooliganism .

The policemen parked their van and four of them started running after the hoodlums .

So , being their base and knowing the area well , the hoodlums jumped into the flooded bridge .

The policemen chased one of the hoodlums to the bridge and three of them jumped after him .

“ They were not lucky as they were swallowed up by the mud. It was later that a bulldozer was used to bring their corpses out . ”

The state Police Public Relations Officer , Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident , adding that four suspects had been arrested by the police over the incident .

He said , “The policemen carried out a raid .

They went to a criminal hideout in the area .

Some of the hoodlums ran and one of them jumped and entered a canal.

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The policemen followed them.

“ Unfortunately , the policemen drowned . It was a painful loss for us .

The suspected criminal and three others have been arrested and we are still investigating them .

It was based on a tipoff that our men went to the criminal hideout .

The hoodlums had been disturbing the area .

The report before me is that they are suspected criminals and investigations will reveal more details later . ”

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