Policeman who reckless driver fell from bridge survived death

OrijoReporter.com, Sunday Okodo

The Police have said an officer, Inspector David Zapaina who was tipped over a bridge in Lagos on Wednesday by a driver, Sunday Okodo, survived death.

The moment was captured on camera, posted online and is currently racking up plenty views.

Okodo who drove against traffic while trying to evade arrest, put the car in reverse and unknowingly hit Inspector Zapaina tipping him over the bridge and into a carnal.

The officer, however, survived with an injury to the head while the erring driver was arraigned on Thursday, according to a statement, Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, released.

It reads in part, “The incident occurred on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at about 1730hrs, when some LASTMA personnel were backed up by the police on enforcement duty within the state contravened a Toyota SUV, driving against the traffic along International Airport road.

“The driver resisted arrest and while trying to escape, a police inspector, David Zapania, was knocked down from the bridge and fell into a canal. The police inspector was rescued and rushed to the Lagos State Emergency and Trauma Centre where he was attended to and discharged, but sustained a fracture on his left hand.

 “Meanwhile the reckless driver, Sunday Okodo, 38, of Alose close, has been arrested and his vehicle impounded. The driver will be arraigned today, Thursday, February 25, 2021.”

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