Head, Media Relations and Strategy, Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Bisi Kazeem has insisted that late Mr James Ocholi’s driver had no drivers licence record with the commission.
Kazeem said this yesterday in an interview with NAN in Abuja.
According to him, the news making round in the social media that Mr. Taiwo Elegbede, driver of the ill-fated vehicle that claimed the lives of Ocholi and his family members, had a driver’s licence is not true.
“Elegbede is not captured in our driver’s licensing data; so the licence he claimed to have expired must be a fake one.
“Our licence procedure includes physical presence and biometric capturing of applicants which is permanently stored in our data bank, for the purpose of verification.
“We always tell members of the public to visit our licensing centres spread across the country and desist from patronising touts while applying for their driver’s licence.
“Elegbede cannot be called a competent driver if he does not have a genuine driver’s licence, which he can only acquire showing mastery of basic driving principles.
Kazeem said the commission wished the driver speedy recovery and urged members of the public to only engage the service of a genuinely licenced drivers to avert road carnages.
Ocholi, his wife and a son died in an accident along Kaduna-Abuja Highway on Sunday, March 6, while the driver and the orderly sustained serious injuries.
NAN recalls that Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, corps marshal of the FRSC, said the driver was not captured in the commission’s data during his briefing to President Muhamammadu Buhari on Wednesday.

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