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The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a police officer responsible for the deaths of two youths at an accident scene in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

Ekiti News reports that the accident, involving a Lexus car and a Jincheng motorcycle, occurred late Tuesday night in the Omisanjana area of Ado Ekiti.

The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command, Mr Adeniran Akinwale, confirmed the incident in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer for the command, Sunday Abutu.

The Commissioner disclosed that “The command, upon the receipt of the information, deployed the State Traffic Section to the scene (of accident) to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order as well as ensure the safety of the victims.

“On getting to the scene, the operatives met resistance as some irate youths disallowed them from performing their lawful duty and insisted on carrying out jungle justice.

“This necessitated a call for re-enforcement to assist the officers on the ground.

“However, in the process, one of the officers accidentally fired a shot that fatally injured two persons.

“The officer responsible for the shooting has been disarmed, arrested and detained and shall be made to face disciplinary action immediately.”

The commissioner stated that the command is already in touch with the families of the two deceased individuals.

He offered his condolences and assured them that a discreet investigation has begun and that justice will be served.

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