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Police officer knocked over bridge alive, discharged from hospital -PPRO


The Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, has debunked reports that the police officer knocked of a Lagos bridge by a reckless drive is dead.

According to Adejobi in a statement released on Thursday, the police inspector, David Zapaina, sustained a fracture to the hand but has been discharged from hospital and is in stable condition.

Recall that the reckless driver,  Sunday Okodo, who was caught in a viral video driving against traffic and tipping the policeman over a bridge along the International Airport Road, Lagos, has been taken to the Yaba Magistrate Court for arraignment.

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Speaking further in the statement titled, ‘Traffic Enforcement: Policeman in Viral Video Alive, Healthy’, Adejobi, said that Zapania was rescued and taken to the hospital where he was treated and discharged after the fall.

The statement read 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.

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“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.

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“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.”