SAN accuses Rotimi Amaechi, MD NRC of Negligence, calls for Prosecution over Kaduna Train Attack.
Written by News Room on April 5, 2022
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Femi Falana has accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and the Managing Director (MD) of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Fidet Okhiria of negligence in the attack on a train plying the Abuja-Kaduna rail line.
He is also calling for their prosecution, according to a statement he issued on Monday.
The legal practitioner referenced said contrary to claims by the NRC that there is no fraud in the sales of train tickets, a ticket racketeering syndicate was arrested in 2019. Since then, he said the NRC has not been able to crack down on other syndicates operating in the Abuja-Kaduna and Lagos-Ibadan train stations.
According to him, the corporation and the ministry is legally bound to bear the cost of treatment for those injured during the incident.