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Obajana Crash: FRSC Boss Orders Investigation, Prosecution Of Drivers

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April 01, (THEWILL) – Worried by the number of road users killed as a result of the multiple crashes that occurred on Sunday, March 31, 2024, at Obajana Market in Kogi State, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu, has directed the Kogi State Sector Commander of the Corps to commence a detailed investigation that will lead to speedy prosecution of all the drivers responsible.

According to Biu, with the recent collaboration between the Corps, the Nigerian Bar Association as well as State Judiciaries, the drivers responsible for the incident will not go scot-free. He said they will be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of the National Road Traffic Regulations 2012 and those found guilty will bear the consequences of their actions.

Preliminary reports indicate that 4 vehicles, comprising 2 Dangote Trucks, 1 Sharon bus and 1 motorbike were involved in the crash.

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The reports showed that one of the Dangote Truck’s brake systems failed while speeding and crashed into 3 stationary vehicles, including a bus carrying 12 passengers.

The impact of the crash resulted in a fire outbreak that killed the 12 passengers on the bus and the motorbike rider.

In total, 15 people, comprising 8 male adults, 3 female adults, 3 male children and 1 female child were involved in the crash.

Unfortunately, 13 persons, including 6 male adults, 3 female adults, 3 male children and 1 female child were killed while the remaining 2 victims were rescued by the FRSC operatives without injuries.

The 13 victims whose lives were claimed by the crash were burnt beyond recognition and their corpses were deposited at Specialist Hospital, Lokoja.

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