Akeredolu’s aide accuses Federal Fire Service for Damage of property, seeks justice
A Special Assistant to the Ondo state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN on Multimedia, Olugbenga Asade, has accused the Federal Fire Service Corps (Ondo State) of damaging his vehicle.
He noted that two months after damaging his vehicle, nothing has been done to fix it by the fire fighters.
According to him, the accident which led to the damage of his vehicle, happened on Friday, 13th August, 2021 around 9pm at Airport road, Akure, Ondo state, due to the reckless driving skill and the impatient behavior of the Fire Service truck driver.
He alleged that the driver of the fire truck jumped police inspection queue and crashed his Lexus Jeep briefly after his vehicle was inspected and cleared to go.
“After the inspection, I tried to move on in my journey and a Federal Fire service truck overtook me from no where, hit and severly crashed my vehicle”
“The truck driver took to his heels after the accident and I had to gave him a very hot chase before I could meet up with him at the Federal Secretariat which Is located at Igbatoro road, Akure” Asade said.
“I was given an unwelcome attitude by the Fire Service officers i met on duty that night. They declined my request to see the driver that crashed my vehicle.
“They stylishly sent me out of the Secretariat without providing a solution to the occured incident, which prompted me to report the case to the State Commissioner of Police”, he stressed.
He applauded the quick intervention of the Nigerian Police in addressing the unfortunate incident and the efforts they put through in condemning the reckless act of the truck driver which helped in dousing tension.
“It is discouraging, that the reckless driving and shameful act of not willing to take responsibility of damages caused by the Fire Service truck driver on public road did not only contradict the professional ethics of the Nigerian Federal Fire Service Corps, but the act is also disgraceful, unwarranted, an insult on the dignity of road users and a negligence of duty, as they were meant to protect lives and properties of the citizens and not to damage, influence suffering or to run away from caused accident scenes” Asade added.
He therefore requested, that the Federal Fire Service Corps should provide the truck driver that Akeredolu’s aide accuses Federal Fire Service for Damage of property, seeks justice.
But all efforts to ensure that the damaged car is fixed has not yielded any result.
According to him, the Federal Fire service in the state has continued to turn deaf ears to his plea.
“We I want is justice, they want to use Federal might to cheat me. Over two months after the, incident, nothing has been done fix the car”