A policeman, Sergeant Adeleke Ogunsola, has died after being hit by an unnamed driver of a former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel.
According to reports, the incident happened last Saturday at Daniel’s Asoludero residence in Sagamu, Ogun State.
Ogunsola was said to be one of the policemen posted to the house for security purposes.
The accident reportedly occurred while the cop was opening the gate for Daniel’s driver.The former governor was, however, not in the car when the incident happened.
It was learnt that the gate suddenly ‘bounced back’ while it was being opened by the sergeant and he was knocked down by the driver.
The policeman was thereafter rushed to a hospital where he later died.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, describing it as an accident.
“It was an accident and it could happen to anybody. We don’t know the circumstances that led to his opening the gate. We were not with him on duty. It maybe that the gate is of two arms, somebody will open the first arm, another person opens the other. It’s possible. If he’s not armed as of the time, he could help in opening the gate. But we were not there with him. We don’t know the circumstances that led to him opening the gate,” he said.
The former governor, Daniel, in a statement by his media office on Tuesday, said the incident was under investigation.
The statement read in part: “On Saturday, February 19, 2022, one of the security details assigned to the residence of former Governor Gbenga Daniel, Leke Ogunsola, was involved in an accident at the security gate of the premises. He was immediately taken to a hospital, and then referred to Babcock Hospital in Ilishan.
“He was alive and responding as he walked his way to treatment all through until he, unfortunately, passed on later in the day.
“The former governor, who was not in Sagamu as of the time of the incident, was duly informed and he has been in touch with the deceased’s family through the police authorities.”