FRSC Commiserates With Families of Deceased Personnel
By Iquo Williams, Abuja
The Federal Road Safety Corps Marshall Dauda Biu on behalf of the management and the entire staff of the Corps has sent heartfelt condolences to the families of the corps who lost their lives in an unfortunate road crash that occurred in Lagos and Kaduna states.
The operatives of the corps were killed while on active service to the nation.
The deceased staff, a Deputy Chief Road Marshal Assistant, A Ajomole was diligently carrying out lawful patrol duties at Iganmu Bridge, in Orile Lagos State on 16 September 2023 at exactly 14:16hrs on the day the sad event happened, while road marshal assistant I Hamidu Idris detailed on patrol activities in Dutse Outpost, Doka local government area of Kaduna state on 12 September 2023 at exactly 09:15hrs
“Crash investigation reports revealed that on the said day of the Lagos crash, Late Ajomole was attending to an offender who drove a cab star (Lagos taxi), when suddenly, a Mack truck conveying a container lost control and hit the cab star he was attending to and the impact of the crash on the cab star forced the operative to hit his head on a stationary tanker parked by the roadside and died on the spot,” he said.
“On the other hand, Hamisu was on his way to impound an arrested offender’s vehicle, when the driver pushed him out of the vehicle, and he hit his head on a stone; a situation that led to his untimely death,” Biu said.
As a result of the rising spate of these unfortunate incidents involving the deceased and others who faced similar fate in recent times, Dauda Biu also reiterated his call for caution amongst patrol operatives in the discharge of their duties.
He also used the opportunity to warn drivers of all categories of vehicles to observe all traffic rules and regulations as well as avoid bad road use behaviours that trigger crashes on our roads.