Despite the lockdown order in Lagos and Ogun States, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, says about 20 people have lost their lives in 57 road accidents in the last four weeks.
This data was given in Lagos by the Mr Samuel Oabyemi, FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer- in- charge of the two states.
According to him, “The lockdown directive which was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 29 was enforced by FRSC operatives in Zone 2 which comprises Lagos and Ogun states.
“Although the enforcement started at different dates with Lagos starting first because there was an already existing lockdown directive by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, while lockdown in Ogun State commenced on April 4, 2020.
“The goal of the operation was to enforce the directive on the restriction of movement in both states.
“An analysis of the data of the enforcement operation carried out so far in the zone showed that we have a total of 57 road traffic crashes with only 10 fatal where 20 lives were lost.”
According to Obayemi the 10 fatal accidents that claimed 20 lives occurred along Ojota, Lekki, Ibeju, Apapa, Epe, Mowe, Ogere, Sagamu and Itori areas of the zone.
He added that the FRSC officials in the two states stopped a total of 33, 252 vehicles from, which a total of 27, 659 were cautioned and allowed to go free.