Ojodu mayhem: We're not involved in crash that claimed lives of school children - FRSC


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The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has said its officers were not involved in the crash that claimed the lives of some school children at Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos on Tuesday.

Some students were reportedly killed as a truck ran over them at Grammar School Bus Stop. This led to pandemonium in the area with students taking the law into their hands.

However, a statement issued by Olabisi Sonusi, FRSC Public Education Officer, said what happened was that an articulated truck was said to have lost control at Grammar School Bus stop along Ogunnusi road, Lagos, which caused the death of unverified number of students and leaving many injured.

“The men of FRSC were called upon by passerby to help intervene after the crash had happened. About seven (7) of the victims were rescued and immediately taken to Lagos State Emergency Centre Ojota by FRSC personnel while another road user helped in carrying about seven (7) also to the same emergency centre.

“The general public should disregard the disgruntled information been circulated by some unscrupulous element that FRSC men caused the crash.

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“We want to place on record that our men were not in any way involved in the cause of the crash as patrol activities was not ongoing along that axis as at the time of the crash,” the statement said.

The statement added that the Sector Commander Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide commiserated with the families of the deceased, that God would grant them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

“He also prayed that the injured will recuperate fast. He therefore wishes to state that normalcy has been restored to the axis as security agents are on ground to ensure free flow of movements for motorists,” it added.


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