A2Justice Obtains compensation for Accident victims

On the 10th of August, 2010 a ghastly motor accident occurred along the Otedola Bridge end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. A Dangote Sugar Refinery Truck crashed into a line of slow-moving and other stationery vehicles. Seven (7) victims of this accident were represented by Access to Justice in a coroner inquest. The purpose of the inquest was to determine immediate and remote cause(s) of the accident, identity victims and casualties from the auto-crash, determine promptness of rescue operation, identify state agencies involved in the rescue operations and their respective roles, and make recommendations.

The consensus evidence from the coroner inquest garnered through eyewitness accounts, reports from rescue agencies and gazette of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) pointed to negligence on the part of the Dangote Truck driver and the un-roadworthy condition of the truck he used as the cause of the accident. In the Verdict of 25th April, 2012, the Ikeja District Coroner, Mr. Tajudeen Elias found that the accident resulted directly from the impact of a Dangote Sugar Refinery.Truck (No DSR 164) crashing into a line of slow-moving and stationery vehicles along the aforesaid road.

After 18 months period of inquest representations were made to the management of Dangote Sugar Refinery on the verdict, and compensation was paid on December, 2012 to the seven (7) victims represented by Access to Justice at the inquest.