By Moses Akaigwe

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Ali Biu, has directed Kogi State Sector Commander of the corps to commence a detailed investigation that will lead to speedy prosecution of all the drivers responsible for a road traffic crash involving at least four vehicles at Obajana.

The Corps Marshal was reacting to the death of 13 road users that resulted from the crash at Obajana market in Kogi State, on Easter Sunday

The FRSC boss was optimistic that with the recent collaboration between the FRSC, the Nigeria Bar Association, as well as the judiciary in the states, the drivers responsible for these crash will not go scot free.
Biu assured that they were 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.

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Preliminary reports indicate that the crash involved a total of four vehicles comprising of two Dangote trucks, one Sharon bus and one motor bike.

One of the Dangote truck’s braking system failed while on excessive speed and crashed into three 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, including eight male adults and three female adults, three male children and one female child.
Unfortunately, 13 persons comprising six male adults, three male children, three female adults and one female child, died in the accident while the remaining two victims were rescued by FRSC operatives without injuries.

The 13 victims were burnt beyond recognition and their corpses deposited at Specialist Hospital, Lokoja.