One dies in 9 road crashes in Lagos – Ogun during lockdown

April 17, 2020
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9 road crashes, one fatality recorded in Ogun, Lagos during lockdown

By Yemi Adeleye

There were nine road crashes and one fatality in Ogun and Lagos States during the lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Samuel Obayemi, the FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of the two states, made this known on Friday in Lagos.

Obayemi, an Assistant Corps Marshal, said that the crashes occurred within the first 14 days of the lockdown.

“Out of 11, 784 vehicles stopped since the start of the lockdown, only nine of 78 vehicles nabbed for overloading were booked and impounded.

“The remaining motorists, who were on essential services, were cautioned and allowed to go.

“Also, nine crashes were recorded within the period with only one fatality,” Obayemi said.

He commended motorists for their high level of compliance with the restriction.

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