A female corporal, Evelyn Ele-Amuta, attached to X-Squad of Lagos State Police Command, has been killed by a hit-and-run commercial bus driver. Ele-Amuta, a mother of one, was said to be at her duty post at Ikorodu area when the incident occurred.
The late Ele-Amuta was at the time with the Officer in Charge (OC) of the XSquad. Witnesses said she was attempting to arrest a driver, who flouted traffic regulation when the driver suddenly reversed, ran over her and fled.
A police source said: “Evelyn went to arrest a criminal.
She was in the company of the OC X-Squad. On their way to Ikeja, from Ikorodu, where they went for investigation, they saw a commercial vehicle driving against traffic. They succeeded in arresting the driver, but as they were about to order him out of his vehicle, he suddenly reversed, hit Evelyn and escaped.
The OC X-Squad quickly called for help. He took her to the nearest hospital. “The doctors demanded for police report before they could treat her. This was despite the fact that the OC introduced himself as a police officer. Evelyn died shortly after.
She has since been buried in her village in Kogi State.” Policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos State, have taken over the investigation of Ele-Amuta’s death.