Operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps have denied involvement in the crash that claimed the lives of students in Ojodu area of Lagos State.
A statement signed by FRSC Public Education Officer, Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi stated that men of FRSC were only called upon by passerby to help intervene after the crash had happened.
The statement reads, “An articulated truck was said to have lost control at Grammar School Bus stop along Ogunnusi road, Lagos today Tuesday 7th December 2021 which caused the death of an 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 being circulated by some unscrupulous element that FRSC men caused the crash.
“We want to place it on record that our men were not in any way involved in the cause of the crash as patrol activities were not ongoing along that axis as at the time of the crash.”
The Sector Commander Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide however wishes to commiserate with the families of the deceased, that God will 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 the ground to ensure free flow of movements for motorists.