A joint police task force on Tuesday was given a hot chase by aggrieved youths after an accident occurred in Osogbo, Osun state, according to eyewitnesses.

The accident claimed the lives of three suspected internet fraudsters, who were being chased by the police unit.

The incident occurred on Tuesday evening at the East bypass. A Toyota Corolla with registration number KUJ-553LY Abuja veered off the road during the chase and hit an electricity pole.

One of the victims died instantly while the other two who sustained serious injuries later died while they were being taken away

Eyewitnesses said the police officers were given a hot chase by the aggrieved sympathizers while running away after the incident.

It was reported that they had been shooting into the air to escape jungle justice.

The Osun state police spokesman could not be immediately reached for comment on the matter.