New facts have emerged on the death of the four officers of Lagos Police Command who were involved in an auto crash in Ikorodu, with sources claiming the officers may have survived but for the lack of oxygen at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
According to Newsmakersng, Police spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the officers, who were attached to the X-Squad Unit, died on Sunday after their patrol vehicle was crushed by a truck along Agbowa Road in Ikorodu, Lagos.
Famous-Cole said the victims, Inspector Donatus Igwe; the driver of the patrol vehicle, Inspector Segun Ajibade; Woman-Sergeant Blessing Umoru; and Sergeant Idowu Ibidapo, were out to arrest some suspected fake policemen operating in the area when the accident occurred.
He added that while three died on the spot, Sergeant Ibidapo died at LASUTH because he was not quickly connected to oxygen to enhance his breath.
Doctors at the hospital said they were short of oxygen.
The team leader, identified as ASP Tola, survived the accident.