The Federal Road Safety Corps,FRSC, has issued a warning to motorists not to murder their patrol officers while driving recklessly because it has resulted in many deaths and serious injuries to officers.
This occurred while the FRSC’s Acting Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu, lamented the deaths of two Corps members and vowed that those responsible would face the full force of the law.
According to a statement from Bisi Kazeem, Assistant Corps Marshal and Corps Public Education Officer in Abuja, two FRSC patrol agents were tragically crushed to death on Friday after being struck by a truck along the Ikot-Ikpene-Aba route.
The statement read in part: “The crash occured as a result of excessive speed indulged by the driver of a DAF articulated truck while trying to dodge a pothole along the axis.
“According to preliminary investigation , the fatal crash involved FRSC Patrol Vehicle and a white coloured truck.
“The road crash affected a total of eight male adults, out of which two sustained severe injuries, two were killed while the remaining four passengers were rescued without any injuries.
“The injured persons have been taken to Ikot Ekpene General hospital and the dead deposited in the mortuary of the same hospital respectively.
“The Acting Corps Marshal, expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families of the Staff who lost their lives in active service while assuring 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, as the Corps will not spare anyone engaged in this deadly act of recklessness on the road.”