The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ondo State Command, on Sunday reiterated its commitment to prosecute motorists engaging in overloading across the state.
The FRSC State Sector Commander, Mr Ezekiel SonAllah, gave the warning while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after a lone accident that claimed one life and injured eight people on Saturday in the state.
SonAllah said that any driver caught with an overloaded vehicle would face severe punishment.
He said the lone accident was caused by a burst tyre on an overloaded vehicle.
The accident occurred at about 4:12 p.m. at Amurin Junction along the Owo/Akure Expressway in Owo Local Government Area of the state.
The FRSC boss explained that the vehicle, a Toyota Hiace marked LD-27-KPA, with nine passengers on board, was involved in the fatal accident that claimed the life of one person on the spot.
SonAllah said that the victims had been taken to the Federal Medical Centre in Owo for treatment, while the vehicle and its goods had been handed over to the Uso Police Station.
“As a passenger, if you know that the vehicle is overloaded and you value your life, you don’t need to enter such a vehicle. (NAN). (Vanguard)