Investigations into the Otedola Bridge Fire that claimed many lives and also destroyed properties, has led to the arrest of the owner of the tanker that caused the sad incident.
An update on the incident from the Lagos State Police Command, revealed that the owner of the truck who lives in Kano, is helping the police in its effort to locate the driver of the ill-fated truck. It was further gathered that DNA test to ascertain the true identities of the charred remains of the victims is ongoing.
Read the full report on the Otedola Bridge Fire incident below;
Homicide detectives from the State Criminal Investigation And Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti Yaba, assigned to investigate the multi fatal motor accident that occurred on 28/06/2018, along Lagos/Ibadan expressway by Otedola bridge, inward Ibadan, have arrested the truck owner, by name, Hassan Yusuf Maiwake, male.
The truck with registration number NSR 888 YQ, driven by a yet to be identified suspect, laden with petroleum product, lost control, spilling its content and went up in flame, burning 56 vehicles and killing 9 unidentified persons. Meanwhile, the owner of the truck, Hassan Maikwe of No.16 Hotoro Limawa, Kano state, was arrested yesterday, 26/07/2018, in Kano and he is now helping the police in its effort to locate the driver of the ill-fated truck.
The CP assures that the Command will do all it can to help families who lost their beloved ones in the accident, find a closure by ensuring that anyone found culpable is brought to book.
DNA test to ascertain the true identities of the charred remains of the victims is ongoing. Further development will be communicated to Lagosians.
The Lagos State Government had released initial findings into the fatal accident that happened on the Otedola Bridge, near the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The accident caused by a petrol tanker, led to the death of nine people, while over 50 cars were also burnt.
While addressing journalists, the Lagos Commissioner for Transportation, Ladi Lawanson, said interim findings showed that the petrol tanker was carrying far above its appropriate weight.