FRSC Chief Investigates Kogi Crash, Pledges to Prosecute Driver

FRSC Corps Marshal, Dauda Biu
FRSC Corps Marshal, Dauda Biu google

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Biu, has instructed the Kogi State Sector Commander to launch a thorough investigation into a crash in the state, aiming to prosecute the drivers involved.

The decision to prosecute the drivers stems from a recent collaboration between the corps, the Nigeria Bar Association, and the state judiciary, as stated in a press release signed by FRSC spokesperson, Jonas Agwu, on Monday. According to the statement, the crash occurred on Sunday and involved four vehicles: two Dangote trucks, one Sharon bus, and one motorbike.

One of the Dangote trucks experienced brake failure while speeding and collided with three parked vehicles, including a bus carrying 12 passengers. The collision sparked a fire that claimed the lives of the 12 bus passengers and the motorbike rider.

In total, 15 people were involved in the crash, including eight adult males, three adult females, three male children, and one female child.

Sadly, 13 individuals, including six adult males, three male children, three adult females, and one female child, lost their lives in the accident, with their bodies burnt beyond recognition and deposited at the Specialist Hospital, Lokoja.

In response, Biu emphasized that the drivers responsible for the tragedy will face prosecution. "They will be prosecuted according to the National Road Traffic Regulations 2012, and those found guilty will face the consequences," Agwu said.

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