Traffic officer allegedly dies few moments after arresting Motorcyclist
A staff of the Oyo State Road Traffic Management Agency (OYRTMA) identified as Kehinde Abdulrasheed Jimoh, on Wednesday, allegedly fell from a commercial motorcycle and died.
Reports say that the OYRTMA staff impounded the commercial motorcycle at Idi Ape area of the state capital and sat on the bike, only to fall off it later on and died.
It was gathered that after falling from the bike, the officer was rushed to a hospital, but he couldn’t survive the injuries he sustained during the incident.
But, OYRTMA General Manager, Commander Adeoye Adekola, who confirmed the death of the deceased, however, said that the deceased did not fall from the motorcycle.
Adekola, in a statement made available on Thursday, said that the deceased parked his motorcycle and complained of dizziness.
He explained that the deceased was assisted by his colleague, who rushed him to Adeoyo hospital.
He said that the deceased was confirmed dead at the hospital by the doctor at the hospital.
He claimed that the deceased might be suffering from undisclosed illness before he gave up.
“We had routine deployment of our officers and Mayors at Water/Idi Ape Command, to all our various beats within the jurisdiction, including Traffic controlled light at Idi Ape junction for morning shift today, Wednesday, 30th, March, 2022.
“After the completion of their shift around few minutes passed 2 o’clock, the duo of Kehinde Abdulrasheed Jimoh, (the deceased), and Popoola Babajide left with the deceased’s Okada for office to give their commander the report of their shift.
“On getting to the front of Odua Shopping mall, opposite Oando filling station, Idi Ape, the deceased just parked and complained of dizziness, and he was assisted by his colleague.
“He was then rushed to the govt hospital at Adeoyo with others that came around but was confirmed dead by a doctor.
“He might be suffering from undisclosed illness before now,” he said.