FRSC Releases Preliminary Report On Ocholi’s Deadly Road Crash
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has revealed in its preliminary report that the auto crash which led to the death of Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, James Ocholi and his son was caused by tyre burst.
Recalled that Ocholi’s wife who was also in one of the accident vehicles died in a hospital later.
FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, who made this known on Monday, while speaking to journalists on the accident involving Ocholi and his son, which occurred on Sunday, March 6,2016 at Km 67 Kaduna- Abuja road, about 3 Kilometres after Doka village, added that preliminary investigation into accident revealed that accident was due to tyre burst.
This he said led to loss of control and somersaulting of the vehicle.
The FRSC boss also disclosed that he has ordered full investigation into the accident, which would be done by organisation’s Accident Investigation Team.
According to him, “I have already ordered full investigation into the causes of the crash to determine what led to the ghastly crash in order to prevent future occurrence”.
He stated that the death of Ocholi was a tragic incident that has challenged FRSC to step up its campaigns against carnage, stressing that he was personally pained and that he would work with relevant stakeholders to develop appropriate strategies that could address future occurrences.
“The crash occurred at about 1500hrs and involved two vehicles: one Toyota Lexus LX570 car and a backup car.Three lives were lost in the incident. While the Minister and his son died instantly, the wife later died at the Doka Hospital near Kaduna”. He said
Oyeyemi said that as soon as the crash occurred, FRSC rescue teams were mobilised from the Ambulance Point and Unit Command at Doka and Kateri respectively to the scene, where they carried out the rescue activities.
The corpses, he said were taken to the National Hospital Abuja by personnel of the FRSC, where they were deposited.