Ibadan Accident: Our official survived, FRSC debunks reported death

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.

We earlier reported that a Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Hilux van on Friday crashed while pursuing a presumed road traffic offender in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital but the full of the incident was not given as investigation was still ongoing.

Speaking with NAN correspondent on Saturday in Ibadan, Mr 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.

“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,’’ Onijala said.

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.

See photos from the accident scene below.

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Updated: April 14, 2019 — 6:25 am

117 Comments

  1. The officers are also wrong the thing these men are given directive but they don’t follow them and most time they extort money from driver’s

  2. If your official survived
    What of the lives of the passers by
    How authentic is you people’s claim
    Una too dey lie abeg

    1. My sister you are very correct……………….. They just care about the life of the officers……..

  3. It has happened nothing to do again, I wish the injury one’s quick recovery, sorry Ok

  4. It is only God can protect us on this earth surface from this nonsensical situation which is rapidly occur in our nation..

  5. Supporters of the movement who held a rally in Lagos to commemorate this anniversary are calling on the federal government to do all within its reach to secure the release of the remaining girls

  6. There are many factors responsible for accident in Nigeria. Such factors include; bad road, alcohol consumption and driving, overspeed, lawlessness etc

  7. That is Nigeria for us………………. They care only about the officers and what about the passersby?

  8. Why are people risking their lives for simple instructions and check up, it’s because they don’t adhere to road rules and regulations

  9. We contacted her parents. The two other victims who had injuries in the heads and legs had been taken to a hospital for treatment.

  10. Supporters of the movement who held a rally in Lagos to commemorate this anniversary are calling on the federal government to do all within its reach to secure the release of the remaining girls

  11. Seeing that the game was up Edet Ayiasi, turned himself in at the police station, yesterday, and confessed to the killing.

  12. The accident occurred around 9:30am while the student was returning from a bank where she had gone to pay her school fees.

  13. Meanwhile, not done, Edet started calling the deceased’s brother to demand for ransom, while he gave out the car to someone to be using for cab business.

  14. Everyone will sharing false news up and down. Bad thing will not come my way in Jesus name.

  15. Thank God that no live was lost. But it will be better for our law enforcement agencies to adhere to the instructions of their superior, this will save a lot of disaster.

  16. Thank God no life was lost but at the same time the officer should learn not to chase any vehicle that committed an offence but to leave them and get their plate number to apprehend and punish them

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