Auto crashes kill 27, injured 105 during festive period in Kogi – FRSC

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The Federal Road Safety Commission, (FRSC) has said that 27 people died while 105 sustained injuries in the various auto crashes that occurred on highways across Kogi state during the Christmas and new year festive period.
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The Kogi state Sector Commander, Godwin Omiko disclosed this to journalists yesterday in his office in Lokoja while reviewing the command’s operation and road crashes recorded during the Christmas and new year festive period.

” 30 road crashes were recorded in the state between December 19, 2014 and January 12,2015. 230 people were involved, 27 died, 105 injured while 98 were rescued without injuries. The 2014 statistics showed that there was reduction in road crashes across the state because 49 people died within the said period in 2013 as against 27 recorded in 2014,” he. Said.

The sector Commander also disclosed that 333 motorists were arrested for violating traffic rules, adding that 79 were arraigned in Mobile Court, 71 were convicted while eight were discharged and acquitted.

Omiko said the focus of the command in 2015 would be public enlightenment and training, enforcement and synergy with other stakeholders in road safety in its bid to achieve the goal of the commission.

He however warned officers and marshals of the command to keep away from things that would tarnish the image of the commission and made them to lose their job.

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