Police hunt drivers, tag them cop killers

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The police in Oyo State have launched a manhunt for drivers who allegedly crushed a traffic warden, Oluniyi Bamidele, to death at the New Garage, in the Challenge area of Ibadan on Friday.
It was gathered that Bamidele, who was on duty in the area, stopped a taxi driver for allegedly violating traffic rules.
The driver and some of his colleagues were said to have swooped on the traffic warden and the situation led to a se rn altercation.
The drivers were said to have attacked the traffic warden and pushed him to the path of a speeding vehicle which knocked him down while another speeding vehicle crushed him to death.
Armed policemen were said to have been deployed in the area to arrest the suspects and to prevent a breakdown of law and order.
The state police spokesperson, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the death of the traffic warden.
In a statement, he sad, “On Thursday, around 8.30pm, a traffic warden with A/P No. 16860 STW Oluniyi Bamidele, attached to the Challenge Police Division, Ibadan, while on legitimate traffic duty was attacked by commercial vehicle drivers (Micra) after one of the drivers wad apprehened for serious traffic offences

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