FRSC: Acting Corps Marshal decries crushing of patrol operatives

The Acting Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu, has decried the incessant knock down/ crushing of patrol operatives as a result of recklessness of some drivers who continuously violated the legally prescribed speed limit.

He stated this while bemoaning the death of two  operatives of the corps even as he pledged the resolve of the corps to apprehend perpetrators of the act and make them  face the wrath of the law.

A statement released Sunday by Assistant Corps Marshal, Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said Biu stated this following the unfortunate crushing to death of 2 patrol operatives of the FRSC by a truck driver along Ikot-Ikpene – Aba route on Friday, 25 November, 2022.

The crash occurred as a result of excessive speed by the driver of a DAF articulated truck while trying to dodge a pothole along the axis.

According to preliminary investigation, the fatal crash involved FRSC patrol vehicle and a white coloured truck. The road crash affected a total of 8 male adults, out of which 2 sustained severe injuries,  2 were killed while the remaining 4 passengers were rescued without any injuries.

The injured persons have been taken to Ikot Ekpene General Hospital and the dead deposited in the mortuary of the same hospital respectively.