The Federal Road Safety Corps, Omu-Aran Unit Command in Kwara, has returned N119,000 and other valuables recovered at the scene of a lone auto-accident in Omu-Aran to their owners.
Mr Festus Adetunji, the FRSC Omu-Aran Unit Commander, while handing over the items to the owners said it was the duty of the personnel of the command to rescue accident victims for adequate attention and also safeguard their properties.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that the total sum of N119,000 and luggages belonging to the accident victims were handed to their owners.
NAN reports that a Toyota Previa marked RJ781AAA had at about 11:40 am on Wednesday was involved in a lone accident on the Omu-Aran – Oke-onigbin road.
Eleven passengers were involved in the fatal crash – seven males and four females.
One of the passenger was reported have died on the spot while one other passenger, among the eight rescued, later died at a private hospital where they were rushed to by the unit’s rescue team.
Adetunji said the unit’s accident rescue operation team and the accident emergency clinic had been strengthened toward ensuring adequate, efficient and diligent discharge of its responsibility.
The FRSC boss disclosed that the achievements recorded by the unit in recent times was due to the harmonious relationship and synergy that existed between the command and its host communities.
He said the unit had also intensified its sensitisation of all road users, patrols and surveillance, as part of efforts toward achieving a safe and accident free ‘’ember-months’’.
Adetunji, who blamed over speeding, tyre burst and loss of control as the probable cause of the accident, urged motorists, especially, commercial drivers, to always exercise caution on the road.
“We are not happy when people are involved in accidents, especially crashes that are avoidable on the highways.
“Nevertheless, it is part of our duty and responsibility to ensure prompt rescue of accident victims and also to safeguard their precious possessions and properties.
“We are not unaware of the expected increase in the volume of traffic in the months leading to festivities of Yuletide and New Year.
“We have equally intensified our sensitisation and orientation of different categories of road users for them to ensure full compliance with road traffic rules and regulations.
“It is our hope and prayers that the number of auto crashes will be drastically reduced, especially during the last months of the year,” he said. (NAN)
Edited by Bayo Sekoni
- Ebonyi NOA, UNICEF move to raise awareness on safe practices for healthy living
- 2019 INAC: Ogun woos visitors to explore tourism assets
- Centre trains Armory managers from 15 countries to curtail arms proliferation
- Gridlock: Lagos Assembly asks Sanwo-Olu to focus on scheduled maintenance
- KDSG urges religious leaders to spread messages of peace
- Lagos House of Assembly approves N250bn loan for capital projects
- AFRIMA- Stakeholders urge artistes to utilise digital platforms for distribution
- Artist drums up support for the Art sector
- Experts call for private sector participation in health security
- Ogun govt. advocates modern teaching techniques for special schools
- A.Y partners Chinese firm to produce new movie `30 days’
- NAN Acting MD tasks staff on commitment “in spite of financial challenges”
- Plateau: NPC launches 2018 NDHS report
- Chris Brown welcomes second child with girlfriend
- ENSG targets 1m children in immunisation plus days
- Resign, aggrieved APC NEC members tell Oshiomhole
- INAC 2019: Culture agency provides free skills training
- Friendly environment: Minister urges public-private sector collaboration
- Why God’s ways remain unpredictable, incomprehensible – Don
- Air Chief pleased with maintenance progress on Alpha Jets In NAF Base
- EU tasks AU on solidarity, unity for AfCFTA to succeed
- Town Hall meeting stakeholders advocate interface reps
- Webber donates N9m sports facilities to alma mater
- Lawmaker lays foundation for block of six classrooms in Badagry
- Kwara Govt. tasks new NURTW executives on peace, unity
- Customs Comptroller-General to sack officers living above earnings
- NIS begins E-passport, biometric visa issuance in Japan
- Burundian Ambassador calls for proper funding of science innovation
- Ghanaian Parliamentarian says Nigeria closure of border affects trade
- NiMet predicts sunny, thundery activities for Saturday
- Nigeria, S’Africa mull MoU on assets recovery -Magu
- I’m not going to attempt 3rd term, says Buhari
- Army: Over 1,000 persons benefit from free medical care in Ibadan
- VC’s not against IPPIS: Prof. Kimbir
- EFCC uncovers alleged fraud of N5bn from Kwara revenue fund
- Zamfara Assembly reaffirms suspension of Shinkafi LG chairman
- Researchers find 1,000 yr old Viking-era ship in western Norway
- Police in Benue discover 3 family members dead in a room
- Iranian cleric says protest leaders deserve death sentence
- South African Airways inks deal to end eight-day strike
- WHO: Inactivity puts health of adolescents worldwide at risk
- Niger governor’s aide trains journalists on digital media
- Navy decorates 16 new Rear Admirals
- NAN acting MD, other management staff in Lafia for 2-day retreat
- FG lauds capacity to tackle public health threats
- Traders count losses over Oyingbo market closure
- SEC reviewing NSE demutualisation application, assures transparent process
- Experts say green policies, legal routes needed for climate refugees
- Osinbajo receives Oduduwa University founder at Aso Villa
- Sokoto Judgement: APC heads to Supreme Court