The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has rescued crash victims involved in a lone accident on the Lagos /Ibadan Expressway and returned over N2million recovered from the scene to the mother of the owner.
Clement Oladele, the FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun, disclosed to NAN in Abeokuta today that the accident happened around 10:15am and it involved 11 people, comprising of three men, six female adult and two female children. The sector commander noted that though, there were no deaths recorded, nine of the passengers who included three male and six female adults sustained serious injuries.
“The lone crash involved a Yellow Toyota LiteAce bus with registration number WWD 558 XA travelling from Ibadan to Lagos. The suspected cause of the crash was tyre burst by the speeding bus, which lost control. The injured victims were taken to Ifeoluwa Hospital, Ogunmakin for medical treatment and the road obstruction cleared, “he said.
The FRSC boss said the victims’ belongings inside the ill-fated bus were conveyed to FRSC Command at Ogunmakin, where on routine documentation the sum of N2.096million was recovered.
“Upon diligent investigation, a female passenger of the crashed bus, Asabi Adenike of Kuola Street, Apata, Ibadan, who sustained injuries and undergoing medical attention was identified as the owner of the bag containing the recovered money. After contacting her relatives, she authorised that the FRSC hands over the recovered money to her Mother, Mrs Bisola Adedeji“ he said.