The Federal Road Safety Corps has returned the N500,000 recovered from an accident scene to its owner, Ms. Hafsat Idris.
The Unit Commander of the FRSC, Ilesa, Mr. Samuel Oyedeji, said on Wednesday that the money was recovered on April 25, 2017 from the scene of an auto crash involving a Toyota Previer marked EKY 626 AC along Ilesa- Ipetu Ijesa Road.
The FRSC boss, who presented the money to a brother of the victim, Jimoh Abdulrasak, said the owner of the money was still critically ill in the hospital as a result of the injuries she sustained in the crash.
The money was presented to Abdulrasak in the presence of journalists and officers of the unit.
Oyedeji explained that the money was returned to the owner after the agency had carried out thorough investigation to ascertain the owner, saying the victim’s brother brought necessary documents and affidavit to prove that he had the permission of his sister to collect the money on her behalf.
The FRSC boss said, “We have taken permission from the Zonal Commander to return the money after we have carried out our own investigation. We have the evidence that the money was withdrawn from a branch of Zenith Bank, the wrappers and the stamp on the money showed that the money came out of a Zenith Bank.
“The woman, whose money was recovered, is still critically ill in a hospital and we have proved that she authorized her brother who is here to collect the money on her behalf.
“I appreciate the rescue team, especially the head of that team, for being honest because that is what we preach at FRSC.”
Oyedeji stated that the FRSC had been returning money and items recovered from accident scenes to their owners and would not stop doing so.
Abdulrasak expressed gratitude to the FRSC for disclosing that the money was recovered from the scene.
He, however, pleaded with the FRSC to intensify campaign against the use of Tokunbo tyres, especially by commercial drivers, saying that was the main cause of most accidents.