The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in-charge of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, police station Warri, Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, Solomon Ohaka crashed into a stationary articulated truck at the port area and died on the spot.
He was driving a Mercedes Benz car with number plate LAGOS AJ180 FKJ and allegedly left his living quarters of less than 300 metres away only to crash into the parked trailer crossing the expressway leading into and out of the Port on top speed.
According to reports, almost half of the car went under the truck from the drivers’ side.
Policemen from the NPA station immediately clamped down the front tyres of the truck on the day of the ghastly accident before towing it to their station pending when the driver would show up.
Port workers, drivers, petty traders and other business persons around the spot of the accident thanked God that the trailer was there to stop the car, otherwise some of them would have been sent to their early graves.
No officer of the NPA police station was ready to comment on the issue while the chairman of the NPA workers Union popularly called Skippo and Chairman of the trailer owners association, Mr. David Iwere, promised to get back to Vanguard at the appropriate time after due consultation.