The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has come out to say that a total number of 57 crashes or accidents have been recorded within this period of lockdown, with 20 deaths reportedly occurring in Ogun and Lagos States in the last 4 weeks alone.
The Zonal Commander for Lagos/Ogun, Mr. Samuel Obayemi disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday.
“The lockdown directive which was announced by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, on 29th March was enforced by FRSC Operatives in Zone 2 which comprises Lagos and Ogun states.
“Although the enforcement started at different dates with Lagos starting first because there was an already existing lockdown directive by the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, while lockdown in Ogun State commenced on April 4, 2020.
“The goal of the operation was to enforce the directive on restriction of movement in both states. An analysis of the data of the Enforcement Operation carried out so far in the zone showed that we have a total of 57 road traffic crashes with only 10 fatal where 20 lives were lost,” Obayemi said.
The FRSC boss further said that the 10 fatal accidents that claimed 20 lives occured along Ojota, Lekki, Ibeju, Apapa, Epe, Mowe, Ogere, Sagamu and Itori axis of the zone.
According to him, the corps stopped a total of 33, 252 vehicles from which a total of 27, 659 were cautioned and allowed to go free.