A pregnant woman whose name was unknown, on Thursday afternoon, died at a police checkpoint on her way to the hospital for delivery at Ibiade in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of the state.
The woman who was being taken to the hospital on a motorcycle, died at the checkpoint when policemen questioned the owner of the motorcycle on why he should carry three people.
The occupants on the motorcycle were said to have been stopped by the police officers for carrying more than two occupants in violation of the social distancing order, The Tribune reports.
The police have been accused of causing the death of a pregnant woman in Ogun state.
The police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident but absolved the police of blame over the woman’s death.
He said the police officers enforcing the state government directive on social distancing stopped and interrogated the occupants of the motorcycle rider for carrying three people in defiance to the physical distancing directive.
Oyeyemi, however, pointed out that the officers allowed the motorcycle pass the checkpoint when they were informed that the woman was being conveyed to the hospital for delivery.