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Delta Police deny crushing mother, child to death in Warri

DELTA, Nigeria – The State Police Command has said cops from the Ebrumede Divisional Headquarters were not involved in the unfortunate incident that led to the death of a woman and her baby on Wednesday in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.

The Police made the assertion in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya.

OgeneAfrican reported that a mother and her child were allegedly crushed to death by policemen chasing some suspected Yahoo boys

According to the Police, “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 Police Command deeply sympathizes with the families of the deceased and the injured persons and equally frowned 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.”

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