Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that two (2) students lost their lives yesterday, Tuesday, 7th of December, 2021, and not over a dozen as being widely speculated, in an accident involving a DAF truck with Registration No. APP 438 YA driven by one Bolaji Kabiru.
FASNEWS learnt that the Truck had lost control of its brake and rammed into some students of Bab Fafunwa Millennium School, Ojodu, killing and injuring some.
In a statement released by Lagos Police Command’s spokesman, CSP Adekunle AJISEBUTU, two (2) male students died immediately the truck rammed into them while several others sustained serious injuries.
“As a result of the accident, two (2) boys died on the spot, whike seven (7) females and five (5) males totalling twelve (12) victims sustained varying degrees of injuries. Traffic personnel from the Motor Traffic Department of the Ojodu Police Division immediately visited the scene.
“Corpses of the dead students were evacuated with the support of officers of the Fedral Road Safety Corps and were deposited at the Morgue of the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos for autopsy.
“The injured victims were taken to God’s Apple City Hospital, Ojodu Berger; St. Michael Hospital, Ojodu; and the Lagos State Emergency Hospital, Toll Gate and the erring driver has been apprehended and kept in our custody. However, some angry students who were later joined by hoodlums set the accidented vehicle ablaze,” Ajisebutu explained.
In a related development, the Lagos State command of the Federal road safety commission (FRSC) has denied being responsible for the accident that occurred.
A press release made available to Press men and signed by Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi, the FRSC Public Education Officer said the general public should disregard the disgruntled information been circulated by some unscrupulous element that FRSC men caused the crash.
According to him the men of FRSC were instead called upon by passersby to help intervene after the crash had happened.
“An articulated truck was said to have lost control at Grammar School Bus stop along Ogunnusi road, Lagos today Tuesday 7th December, 2021 which caused the death of unverified number of students and leaving many injured.
“About seven (7) 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 (7) also to the same emergency centre.
“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.” The statement read.
However, normalcy has since returned to the area as the Rapid Response Squad team of the Lagos Police Command are on ground to prevent any form of anarchy and breakdown of law and order.