FEDERAL Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra State has returned N716,800 cash found at an auto crash site at Ozubulu, along Onitsha-Owerri Expressway in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, to the family of a deceased accident victim’s family. According to the statement released by the sector’s Public Education Officer, Florence Edor, the sector commander, CC Andrew Ayodele Kumapayi said it was a moral obligation that corps had to undertake on behalf of the deceased accident victim.
Presenting the recovered money to the family of the deceased, the sector commander, who was represented by the Assistant Corps Commander Bamidele Ayanwale , the Unit Commander in Oraifite, said the amount was recovered when the FRSC officers went on a rescue mission after the occurrence of an accident.
Ayanwale said the money belonging to the late Mrs Oparaocha was returned to her Son, Mr Chibueze Oparaocha, after a written undertaking with full identification by the unit intelligence officer.
According to him, they contacted the relatives through the mobile phone of the victim.
He said the ghastly motor accident involved a Nissan Bus with registration number LSH517YG and a truck with registration number GGU83XA.
According to him, seven persons – three males and four females were involved in the crash that happened on March 22, at Ozubulu.
He added that the driver and a passenger in the bus later died.
The FRSC boss, who said that the crash occurred because of speeding, however, urged motorists to always be patient when driving on the highways in order to avert loss of lives and property.
Chibueze Oparaocha, son of the decease, thanked the FRSC for their kindness and honesty.
“I was surprised when we got the call to come and collect the money found on my late mother. I did not believe that such gesture can still happen in Nigeria of today.
“I thank FRSC for their efforts and honesty, “he said.