The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps says a nine-year old girl, Ajadi Islamiya, incapacitated in a fatal accident in 2017, now walks again, a year after the incident.
Islamiya, whose mother died in the crash on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on December 31, 2017, walked exactly a year on the crash anniversary.
Clement Oladele, the Ogun State Sector Commander of the FRSC, announced this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Ota, Ogun State.
NAN recalls that a commercial bus with 18 passengers had on December 31, 2017, while heading to Lagos from Ekiti State, rammed into a stationary truck due to speeding along Ogere axis on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Five people were killed, including the mother of the girl, while 13 others sustained various degrees of injury.
According to him, Islamiya sustained multiple fractures from the auto crash and was taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere, Ogun State for intensive treatment by the Ogere FRSC team, led by Maxwell Lede.
The sector commander commended the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Victor Emmanuel, for treating the girl without being sure of recovering his money for the past one year.
Oladele said: “I want to thank and give glory to God because she can now walk on her own without any artificial support.
“Only God who preserves her from the valley of the shadow of death on December 31, 2017 is worthy to be praised.”
Lede, who is the Ogere Unit Commander of FRSC, told NAN that he was excited to see that the command’s efforts in the timely rescue of the accident victims were not in vain.