Youths in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, under the aegis of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), have urged the state Commissioner of Police to prosecute the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) driver who killed two people and injured 10 others in an accident in Alkaleri.
A 28-year-old nursing mother and her daughter were on Friday, 12th November killed, while 10 people sustained varying degrees of injuries, with four of them having fractures when a patrol vehicle of the FRSC rammed into a shop in Alkaleri.
The youth in a letter addressed to the Commissioner of Police, a copy of which was made available to DAILY POST, signed by the NYCN branch chairman, Bala Mohammed Magayaki Duguri, dated 22nd December 2021, urged the police boss to not only interrogate but also charge the head of operation unit, FRSC Alkaleri, who was inside the patrol vehicle when the tragic incident happened, to a court competent jurisdiction.
He said since the incident no FRSC officials from their headquarters in Abuja had visited the victims to sympathise or commiserate them or the family of the deceased.
The group demanded that the families of those who lost their lives should be compensated, while the medical bills of the injured victims are settled.
It stated that the treatment of the injured in the accident was being financed by their relatives, without any support from the Federal Government, apart from the little donations from the state sector command of the Corps and unit head.
“We also demand for the proper prosecution of the principal suspects, especially “Driver” of the FRSC who rammed into the innocent people in a shop and killed 2 persons, including a nursing mother.
“We demand that the families of those who lost their lives be compensated as well as to settle all the medical bills incurred by the injured victims at the hospital,” the group stated.