The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Gombe, on Wednesday handed over N1 million it recovered from the scene of an accident in Gombe.
The money was handed over to Malam Babangida Bello, the Deputy Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Katagun branch, Bauchi State, who received the cash on behalf of the owner. The cash belongs to Malam Hassan Abubakar, one of the accident victims.
Mr Kuteb Galadima, the FRSC Sector Commander in Gombe, who handed over the money, told newsmen that the cash was recovered by the command's rescue team. He said the rescue team recovered the money on June 11 on the Gombe-Dukku road, the scene of the car accident.
Galadima said that all the passengers in the car sustained various degrees of injuries and were taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe, for treatment.
The sector commander explained that after the accident, the FRSC contacted the Azare branch of NURTW, which confirmed that the cash belonged to one of the accident victims, Malam Hassan Abubakar.
Bello, the NURTW official, who received the cash, promised that the money and other recovered valuables would be handed over to the victims.