The patrol teams of the Osun State Sector Command have been praised by the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Biu, for returning the sum of N27,171,400 that was found at an accident scene last week.
The N27.1m was purportedly found last week by the FRSC patrol team at the scene of a traffic accident in Ipetu Ijesa, Oriade Local Government Area, Osun State.
Six persons lost their lives in the tragedy, and seven others had injuries of varied severity.
The team’s professionalism was praised by the FRSC Corps Marshal, according to a statement made on Sunday by the corps spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem.
Biu said, “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 pay off and the road is patient but does not forgive.”
In the presence of the Divisional Police Officer, Ipetu-Ijesa, Seriki Owena, and the leader of the Hausa community, the Corps Marshal reported that the recovered N27m was given back to the victim’s family.
According to Biu, many accidents on Nigerian roads could be prevented if drivers would follow the laws of the road.
You would recall that two commercial vehicles, an Opel and a Toyota Sienna, were involved in the accident. The probable causes of the crash were dangerous driving and speeding.
Seven people were injured, six people died, the total number of people involved was 14, and one person was not injured. The injured victims were taken to Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, while the 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. The NPF towed the vehicles to their station.