- The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said its officers did not cause the truck accident that claimed the lives of many pupils in Lagos
- Olusegun Ogungbemide, the sector commander of the FRSC in Lagos, explained that the agency's personnel were called upon to help intervene after the crash had occurred
- The FRSC state commander commiserated with the families of the deceased and prayed that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the loss
Lagos - The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has denied the alleged involvement of its officers in the cause of the crash along Ogunusi Road, Grammar School Bus Stop, Lagos state.
A truck had on Tuesday, December 7, crushed some pupils at the bus stop just as they closed from school around 2pm.
There have been speculations that men of the FRSC had a role in the unfortunate incident.
FRSC men did not cause crash
However, the FRSC sector commander in Lagos, Olusegun Ogungbemide, said the articulated truck lost control, resulting in the death of “unverified number of students and leaving many injured.”
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He explained that the men of FRSC were called upon by passersby to help intervene after the crash had happened.
Ogungbemide said about seven of the victims were rescued and immediately taken to Lagos State Emergency Centre Ojota by FRSC personnel while another road user helped in carrying about seven also to the same emergency centre.
He urged members of the public to "disregard the disgruntled information been circulated by some unscrupulous element that FRSC men caused the crash."
The FRSC sector commander added:
“We want to place on record that our men were not in any way involved in the cause of the crash as patrol activities was not ongoing along that axis as at the time of the crash.”
He commiserated with the families of the deceased that and prayed that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
He also prayed that the injured will recuperate fast.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that following the pandemonium that trailed the unfortunate incident, the RRS Patrol teams and divisional police units restored normalcy to the area.
A Facebook post by Lagos Monitoring Team said the area is calm and safe for road users.
"The number of casualties can't be determined now, but it was confirmed that a number of students sadly lost their lives," the post read.