The Federal Road Safety Commission, has decried public’s reaction with attendant mob action against its officials following an accident on Wednesday along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway which claimed the life of an FRSC official and a motorist.
Speaking with our source on the sideline of the flag-off of 2019 ember months public education campaign/mega rally in Ibadan, the corp sector commander of Oyo State, Mrs. Uche Chukwura decried the news which followed the unfortunate incident.
She said “Our personnel assigned to monitor and control traffic were approached by a truck driver who intended to make an enquiry from one of the members of the team.
“In the course of the inquiry, a Mercedes Benz, apparently having brake failure ran into the patrol vehicle and in the process killed the corp marshal and the other person while they were discussing with the other FRSC official occupying the driver’s seat who was also seriously affected by the crash.
“Unfortunately, without proper investigation of what transpired, some social media influencers bombarded Facebook and erroneously spread fake news that our officials were responsible for the incident.
“Mob attack followed but for divine intervention. I want to implore the media to be wary of fake news trending on social media and carry out proper investigation on any issue before going to the press.
“The development also shows that Nigerians no longer value the lives of fellow humans who die in such manner,” Chukwura remarked.
On the ember months, she called on all stakeholders to rally support for the corps in entrenching the culture of safe use of Nigerian roads.