The officials of Federal Road Safety Commission has denied involvement in the truck crash that killed 17people.
In a statement the Sector Commander in the state, Olusegun Ogungbemide, said the articulated truck lost control, resulting in the death of “unverified number of students and leaving many injured.”
The statement was titled, ‘FRSC Not Involved In The Crash That Claimed The Lives Of School Children Along Ogunnusi Road, Ojodu: FRSC Lagos Sector Commander’.
The statement read in part, “About seven (7) of the victims were rescued and immediately taken to Lagos State Emergency Centre Ojota by FRSC personnel while another road user helped in carrying about seven (7) also to the same emergency centre.
“The general public should disregard the disgruntled information been circulated by some unscrupulous element that FRSC men caused the crash.
“We want to place on record that our men were not in any way involved in the cause of the crash as patrol activities was not ongoing along that axis as at the time of crash”.
Ogungbemide commiserated with the families of the deceased that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.