Four RRS operatives of the Lagos State Police Command early on Sunday morning sustained serious injuries while on operation when an over speeding KIA Rio belonging to a hired car operator rammed into their vehicle near Ogudu bus stop.
The RRS men were inspecting the Light Up Lagos Project facilities on the Ogudu–Alapere axis when the accident occurred at about 12:06 am. According to information gathered at the scene of the accident, RRS men were driving when a KIA Rio with a lone occupant on a high speed rammed into them from behind.
An eyewitness who was at the scene told our correspondent the victims were later conveyed to the Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja for treatment.
“The RRS vehicle was going slowly on the road because they were monitoring the Light Up Lagos Project facilities when the KIA Rio on top speed from Lagos Island towards Alapere rammed into the RRS Ford car with registration number RRS 068 LA; the force threw the officers and their vehicle into a nearby ditch.
Also injured was the driver of the car. As at the time of going to press, three of the operatives have been discharged from the hospital while the fourth, along with the driver of the speeding vehicle is expected to be discharged later in the day.
Further investigation into the identity of the KIA Rio driver revealed that he just started the car hire service on Fridayafter leaving the services of a truck driving firm.
It would be recalled that vandals have been ceaselessly tampering with Light Up Lagos cables before the commissioning of the project in April.
One Lucky Udeagwu was arrested with a 35 meter long cable meant for the project in Ogudu.
Only last month, RRS operatives again arrested another suspect, Obaji Christopher for cutting the project cable at the Ogudu axis. These informed the constant monitoring of the area by the operatives, particularly at nights.