Obajana Multiple Crash: FRSC Boss Orders Investigation, Prosecution Of Drivers


Perturbed by the scores of road users that were killed as a result of the multiple road traffic crash that occurred on Sunday 31 March, 2024 at Obajana market in Kogi State, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu has directed Kogi State Sector Commander of the Corps to commence a detailed investigation that will lead to speedy prosecution of all the drivers responsible for the crash.

According to him, with the recent collaboration between the Corps, the Nigeria Bar Association as well as State Judiciaries, the drivers responsible for these occurrences will not go Scot free.

 A statement issued by Assistant Corps Marshal/Corps Public Education Officer, Jonas Agwu, said: “They are going to be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of the National Road Traffic Regulations 2012 and those found guilty will bear the consequences of their actions.

“Preliminary reports indicates that the crash involved a total of four vehicles comprising of two Dangote Trucks, one Sharon bus and one motorbike. 

“One of the Dangote Truck’s braking systems failed while on excessive speed and crashed into three stationery vehicles including a bus carrying 12 passengers.


“The impact of the crash resulted in a fire outbreak that killed the 12 passengers in the bus and the motorbike rider.

“On the whole, the crash involved 15 people comprising of eight male adults and three female adult, three male children and one female child. 

 “Unfortunately, 13 persons comprising of six male adults, three male children, three female adults and one female child were killed while the remaining two victims got rescued by FRSC operatives without injuries.

“The 13 victims whose lives were claimed by the crash were burnt beyond recognition and their corpses deposited at Specialist Hospital, Lokoja “.