The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Biu, has ordered the immediate and comprehensive post crash investigation of the Obajana, Kogi State incident in which scores of road users were killed on Sunday, 31 March 31, 2024 at the local market.

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According to the FRSC boss, with the recent collaboration between the Corps, the Nigeria Bar Association as well as State Judiciaries, the drivers responsible for these occurrences will not go scot free.

He said “They are going to be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of the National Road Traffic Regulations 2012 and those found guilty will bear the consequences of their actions.”

A Press Release issued by the Corps and signed by ACM Jonas Agwu stated that “Preliminary reports indicates that the crash involved a total of 4 vehicles comprising of 2 Dangote Trucks, 1 Sharon bus and 1 motor bike.

“One of the Dangote Truck’s breaking system failed while on excessive speed and crashed into 3 stationery vehicles including a bus carrying 12 passengers.

“The impact of the crash resulted in a fire outbreak that killed the 12 passengers in the bus and the motor bike rider.

“On the whole, the crash involved 15 people comprising of 8 male adults and 3 female adult, 3 male children and 1 female child. Unfortunately, 13 persons comprising of 6 male adults, 3 male children, 3 female adults and 1 female child were killed while the remaining 2 victims got rescued by FRSC operatives without injuries.

“The 13 victims whose lives were claimed by the crash were burnt beyond recognition and their corpses deposited at Specialist Hospital, Lokoja.”