Two newly recruited Constables of the Durbar Police station, Oyo, Oyo State, and a member of the Discipline Intelligent Group of Nigeria, DIGON, have drowned while chasing some suspected weed smokers.
The identities of the police officers were revealed as Oparemi Goke and Ogunyemi Mujeeb, who both just passed out of the Police Training College a couple of months ago.
They drowned around 7:30pm on Sunday, July 12, 2020, at Awerintu river, Oke Eletu, while chasing the hoodlums who ran towards a bridge washed away by flood.
One of the hoodlums reportedly jumped into the water and the policemen jumped after him and were swallowed by the mud. Their bodies were later retrieved around 9:20pm.