By Angeline Mgbele, Bureau Chief, North
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Dauda Ali Biu has commended the Patrol teams of Osun State Sector command for returning N27,171,400(US$ 58,961.94 ) recovered from crash victims.
In a statement signed by the Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO) Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Marshal expressed satisfaction over the good conduct , honesty and sense of patriotism exhibited by the Personnel.
Biu who applauded the team said the team did not only show professionalism in delivering their Job but also ensured that, integrity of the Corps which was one of its hallmarks that was exhibited at the highest level.
The FRSC boss said that the returned and recovered money was witnessed by the DPO & DTO NPF Ipetu-Ijesa, Seriki Owena, Ilesa & Benin and the Hausa community.
Commending the patrol team and the entire personnel in Osun sector command, Biu assured continuous welfare of the staff across the county.
“I want to commend the entire team for being patriotic , honest , efficient and professional in delivering the mandate of the FRSC. This act they showed would never be forgotten as it is considered a great service to humanity.
“I want to charge every officer to emulate this character exhibited by the team, as good deeds pays off, the road is patient but does not forgive,” he said.
Lamenting over the crash that occured in the state, Biu said that the crash would have been avoided if motorists adhered strictly to traffic rules and regulations.
The FRSC Corps Marshal said that the multiple road accidents which occurred in Ipetu Ijesa, Oriade local government of the state claimed six lives while seven others sustained various degree of injuries.
It will be recalled that two commercial vehicles, an Opel and Toyota Sienna, were involved in the accident. The probable causes of the crash were dangerous driving and excessive speeding.
Seven people were injured, six people died, people involved were 14 and one person was not injured. The injured victims were taken to Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, while corpses of the deceased were deposited at the same hospital morgue.
A sum of N21,900 that belongs to the driver who drove GBA440XA OPEL ZAFIRA was handed over to NPF Ijebu Ijesa, while NPF towed the vehicles to their Station.
The FRSC Corps Marshal urged motorists to comply with the traffic rules and regulations to avoid crashes especially during this festive period.
He assured that the Corps would continue to ensure the safety of lives and property while reiterating the commitment of the FRSC in making the road safe for all.