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  • Updated: September 23, 2022

CJN Charges Citizens To Aid Road Accident Victims 

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola, has charged the general public to always aid victims of road traffic accidents.

The CJN stated that most times, if immediate attention is provided for victims of accidents, they might not die.

Data from the Federal Road Safety Corps and the National Bureau of Statistics says between 2013 and 2020, no fewer than 41,709 persons lost their lives to road crashes.

Ariwoola, in his address at the 11th edition of the Kwapda’as Road Safety Demand Annual Road Safety Conference in Abuja on Friday, also called for the training of judicial officers pertaining to road safety cases.

He pleaded with the general public to be their brother’s keepers and always be on hand to assist victims.

“I will plead with the general public to be up and doing in providing assistance to victims of road traffic crashes.

"Many at times, if immediate attention is provided, the victims might not die.

"I plead with us all to be our brother’s keepers,” he said.

Calling for the training of Judicial officers, the CJN explained that the training, which would be organised by the National Judicial Institute, would have judicial officers at various levels involved.

To this end, Ariwoola noted that the training will help report more cases on the support of victims of road traffic crashes.

“My concern primarily will be the training of judicial officers on the issues pertaining to road safety cases, particularly from the lowest level of the judiciary, magistrates, and the high court.

“The training will help judicial officers bear in mind the effect of road safety cases on victims and of course, families, and dependants."

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