Police inspector Philip Kolo, meets death on an official assignment

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Police inspector Philip Kolo

Police inspector Philip Kolo, and a yet-to-be-identified commercial motorcyclist, have been reported dead on Wednesday following a train crash around PWD bus stop, Ikeja, Lagos State.

It was gathered that Kolo who was attached to the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit Strike Team, Force Headquarters, Abuja, was on his way to Ikeja on the motorcycle around 10.30am when the incident happened.

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The rider had reportedly attempted to beat the oncoming train and cross the rail track when they were trapped and crushed to death.

Reports say Kolo who was based in Abuja, was on an official assignment with his team members in Lagos.

A police source, who spoke with Newsmen said Kolo came from Abuja for an investigation in Lagos.

He said, “Kolo’s team members were waiting for him when they got the sad news. The motorcyclist carried him from a hotel in the Agege area where he lodged. The motorcyclist always picked him whenever he was around.”

An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority said the incident happened around 10.30am.

“The motorcycle rider was coming from the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and wanted to enter the Ikeja GRA. He was probably thinking he could beat the train, which dragged them along the track.

“We were called immediately it happened and we got there about five minutes later. We found the shoes of the men and some parts of the motorcycle scattered around the bush. The deceased were dismembered. We called officials of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, who brought an ambulance to remove the bodies,” the official said.

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The Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said the corpses had been deposited in the Lagos Mainland Hospital mortuary.

“The policeman was in Lagos for an investigation and was being conveyed from Agege to Ikeja when the motorcycle he was on was hit by the train. His corpse has been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy,” Oti said.

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