The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has debunked the rumour that its personnel were responsible for the cause of the accident that claimed the lives of unverified number of Ojodu Grammar school students.
An articulated truck said to be chased be chased by some FRSC personnel had crushed scores of students to death, while leaving many injured.
Reacting to the report, FRSC in a statement signed by Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi, Public Education Officer, said its men were called upon by passerby to help intervene after the crash had happened.
It read, “About seven 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 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 the crash.
“The Sector Commander Corps Commander, Olusegun Ogungbemide however wishes to commiserate with the families of the deceased, that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss. He also prayed that the injured will recuperate fast.
“He therefore wishes to state that normalcy as been restored to the axis as security agents are on ground to ensure free flow of movements for motorists.”