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FRSC Apprehends 2 For Robbing Accident Victims In Ebonyi

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The Ebonyi State chapter of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has apprehended no fewer than two suspected hoodlums who allegedly robbed accident victims of their belongings.

The Eastern Updates reports that on Thursday, sector commander Igwe Nnabuife said in Abakaliki that the lone crash involved a Ford Aspire bus, which lost control.

He said the vehicle, which was conveying nine passengers, had a crash on the Abakaliki-Enugu expressway on February 13 at 1:44 p.m.

“No life was lost. Some of the accident victims who sustained injuries have been taken to hospital for treatment. We were able to recover some of the money and other items stolen from the accident victims,” Mr Nnabuife said.

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The sector commander said the suspects had been handed over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and would be charged in court upon completing ongoing investigations.

“They started looting helpless victims of their money and other things they could lay their hands on.

“Responders at the scene of the accident chased them away, and they were later arrested by my men, who prevented them from being mobbed by angry people,” he said.

The sector commander described the act by the hoodlums as unfortunate.

Mr Nnabuife expressed satisfaction with the media partnership so far and urged journalists to continue to educate the general public on societal values.

A fortnight ago, the FRSC had revealed that Anambra witnessed 112 road crashes between January and December 2023, resulting in the unfortunate loss of 40 lives.

The statistics were provided by Mr. Adeoye Irelewuyi, the Sector Commander of FRSC in Anambra, during the conclusion of the year 2023 Award ceremony and Durbar Programme in Awka on Friday.

Mr. Irelewuyi pointed out that the official conclusion of the Corps’ ‘Operational year’ occurred on Jan. 15 of the following year, coinciding with the completion of reports and reviews.

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