Wednesday 17 February 2016

Accident claims four lives along #Owerri-Aba expressway

No fewer than four commuters were feared dead on Tuesday while several others reportedly sustained injuries in a road crash along Owerri /Aba Express way, close to the Nekede mechanic village in the outskirts of Imo State.

Daily Sun reports that based on eye witness account, the accident was allegedly caused by officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, when they flagged down a commuter bus.

The bus driver was said to have stopped, and after a short while, he set his car on motion after being permitted by the officials to go.

However, one of the officials allegedly jumped into the driver’s side and struggled with the driver for control of the vehicle and in the process, the bus swerved off the middle of the road and collided with another bus coming from the Aba end of the road.

This has led commuters to accuse the FRSC officials of causing the accident.

This came after an angry mob, who had tried to attack the FRSC officials, were being dispersed by a combined armed personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp, NSCDC and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

Corpses and those who sustained serious injuries were said to have been taken to a nearby mortuary and hospital respectively.

However, when contacted, the FRSC Deputy Sector Commander, Chris Anabor said the Commission was not to be blamed for the accident.

Anabor blamed the accident on the recklessness of the driver of the bus, insisting that his men did not cause the accident.

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