By Mustapha Salisu
HOTPEN – The Acting Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu has decried the incessant knockdown/crushing of Patrol operatives as a result of the recklessness of some drivers who have continuously violated the legally prescribed speed limit.
Dauda Ali Biu stated this following the unfortunate crushing to death of 2 patrol operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps by a truck driver along Ikot-Ikpene – Aba route on Friday.
In a statement signed and made available to PRIME TIME NEWS by the Corps Public Education Officer, ACM. Bisi Kazeem said, the crash occurred as a result of excessive speed indulged by the driver of a DAF articulated truck while trying to dodge a pothole along the axis.
Adding that “according to preliminary investigations, 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” He stated.
Bisi Kazeem further noted that, the injured persons have been taken to the Ikot Ekpene General hospital and the dead have been deposited in the mortuary of the same hospital respectively.
The Acting Corps Marshal expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the Staff who lost their lives in active service.
He also assured the public of the Corps’ resilience and resolve to ensure that the perpetrators of such bad driving culture are forced to face the law, or desist from such act by complying with acceptable road safety regulations.
PRIME TIME NEWS reports that the Acting Corps Marshal while bemoaning the death of 2 Operatives of the Corps, he pledged the resolve of the Corps to apprehend the perpetrators of the deadly act and force them to face the wrath of the law.