- The Federal Road Safety Corps has debunked claims that its officials chased a car owner to death
- Before FRSC's reaction, some media reports had accused the corps' officials of chasing a man to death in Ibadan
- Seun Onijala, Oyo state FRSC corps education officer, said nobody died according to true picture of the incident
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Oyo state command, has debunked media report of an accident allegedly claiming one life following a chase by its officers.
Some newspapers had reported that FRSC officials chased a commercial Micra car with registration number, Lagos 831 DH into a fatal accident around Moniya area of Ibadan, leaving one person dead and four others injured.
Speaking with NAN correspondent on Saturday, April 13, in Ibadan, Seun Onijala, Oyo state FRSC corps education officer, said the accident involved six persons and three persons were injured while the remaining three persons were unhurt.
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He said: “Nobody died in the accident and I am telling you the true picture of what happened.
“The officials asked the Micra car to stop and the driver refused to do so and decided to turn the wheel of the car to the officials at the right and left side of the road with the aim of knocking them down.
“The FRSC officials were able to move away to the other side of road and the driver of the Micra car moved on and the patrol team van gave the Micra car a chase.
“ In the process of the chase, a trailer was coming on the one way of the road and the option for the Micra car and the FRSC Van was either to both have an head-on–collision with the trailer or fell into the wide hole by the road side.''
He said that both the Micra car and the patrol team van plunged into the wide hole by the road side and three persons were injured and the remaining three were unhurt but nobody died in the accident.
Onijala said the command had always warned its officers not to chase any vehicle that committed an offence but to leave them and get their plate number to apprehend and punish them later.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) enjoyed the constitutional right bear firearms in their line of duty, the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha disclosed.
Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, April 12, at the inauguration of 74 newly acquired FRSC operational vehicles and three ambulances, SGF said the position of the law establishing the corps was clear on its right to possession of firearms.
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