By DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA—The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Monday, returned N1 million worth of recharge cards, among other items, to an accident victim, Mrs. Felicia Obanla.
The Ogun Sector Commander, Mr. Ayobami Omiyale, told newsmen in Ota while handing over the items to the victim that the accident occurred last Friday in Ota, involving five vehicles.
Omiyale said: “An articulated vehicle coming from Lagos to Sango lost control around Sango- Ota Toll Gate and rammed into a Mazda bus, with number-plate LAGOS XV 388 KJA.
“This also rammed into a Nissan Pathfinder jeep, with number-plate TF 368 KJA, and this jeep seriously hit Obanla as she was about to come down from a commercial motorcycle.
“She lost consciousness immediately and the FRSC Rescue Team took charge of the scene and conveyed victims to nearby hospitals for first aid treatments.”
Omiyale said although 17 people were involved in the accident, only five people were injured. He said N11,000 cash, a cell phone, ATM cards, deposit slip, keys, among others, were also recovered at the scene of the accident.
He said it was difficult to locate Obanla because all the accident victims had been discharged from the hospital when FRSC officials visited the hospital to hand over the materials.
Search for owner
He said: “We started searching for her because of the worth of materials recovered and later found her at Medicare Clinic where she was receiving treatment. Some people had earlier come to our office, claiming to be her relatives, but we insisted that we want the handing over covered by the media.”
Obanla thanked the FRSC officials and confirmed that all the items were intact. “I don’t know that Nigerians can be this honest, I am very proud of this country.”