It was reported yesterday, that an auto-crash occurred along the always busy Enugu – Abakaliki Expressway, one person lost his life and several others sustained injuries in the accident.
The incident occurred at Ezzamgbo junction after an Army check point.
According to report gathered, the accident was caused by officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), who pursued the driver for an alleged traffic offence.
Also an eye witness said, ” They flagged down the driver. He stopped and one of them jumped into the front seat of the vehicle.
They accused the driver of overloading. I guess the FRSC Official was meant to take them to their office.
” Shortly after they moved, we saw the Road Safety people pursuing the same driver with their vehicle on high speed, ” The eye witness who gave his name as Sunday told newsmen.
A survivor told reporter that, ” For no justifiable reason, the Road Safety man started trying to take over the steering wheel from our driver.
” We all begged him to leave the driver alone since we are all going to their station, but he refused. Our bus somersaulted about three times, one of us died instantly. ”
The sector commander of FRSC, Mrs Stella Uchegbu, which reacting to the incident absolved her men of wrong doing.
She claimed the driver was being heady when her men stopped him for overloading, in addition to other traffic offences. ” She said.