The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Biu, has commended the patrol teams of the Osun State command for returning N27.1 million recovered from an accident scene.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, on Sunday in Abuja.
The Corps Marshal expressed satisfaction over the good conduct, honesty and sense of patriotism exhibited by the personnel.
Biu, who applauded them, said the team did not only show professionalism in doing their job but also ensured that the integrity of the Corps was protected and promoted at the highest level.
He explained that the recovered amount was returned in the presence of the Divisional Police Officer, Ipetu-Ijesa, Seriki Owena, Ilesa of Benin and the head of the Hausa community.
He commended the patrol team and the entire personnel in the Osun command, assuring them of continued welfare to the staff across the county.
“I want to commend the entire team for being patriotic, honest, efficient and professional in delivering the mandate of the FRSC.
”This act they showed would never be forgotten as it is considered a great service to humanity.
“I charge every officer to emulate this character exhibited by the team, as good deeds pay off, the road is patient but does not forgive,” he said.
The FRSC boss who lamented over the crash, said it would have been avoided if the motorists had adhered strictly to traffic rules and regulations.
The Marshal said the multiple road accidents in Ipetu Ijesa, in the Oriade Local Government Area of the state had claimed six lives while seven others sustained various injuries.
Biu, however, urged motorists to comply with the traffic rules and regulations to avoid crashes, especially during the Easter celebration.
He assured that the Corps would continue to ensure the safety of lives and property while reiterating the commitment of the FRSC in making the road safe for all.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that two commercial vehicles were involved in the accident and the crash was attributed to dangerous driving and speeding.
Seven people were injured while six others died in the crash that occurred last week.
The injured were taken to Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, while the corpses of the deceased were deposited at the same hospital morgue.