Ibadan Explosion: Government Receives Report, to Persecute Three Persons The Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, received an offici
Ibadan Explosion: Government Receives Report, to Persecute Three Persons
The Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, received an official report on the January 16, explosion in the Old Bodija area of Ibadan, which claimed five lives, injured 77 persons and destroyed 58 houses.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Fatai Owoseni, a retired Commissioner of Police, disclosed to newsmen that the report linked three persons to the explosion.
He said the three persons would be prosecuted.
The report, it was learnt, comprises findings of the medical, security and engineering teams set up by the government.
Addressing newsmen shortly after the presentation of the report, Owoseni said, “Three persons of interest have been identified in connection with the cause of the unfortunate incident, and they will face prosecution based on the investigation carried out.”
He explained that a Closed Circuit Television in one of the affected houses captured the footage of how the incident happened, stressing that the state government would bring the perpetrators to book.
The character of the explosive is known as ‘Water Gel Type Based Explosive’ and the explosion was triggered by an electric spark. The government will check on the immigration status of all the people of interest since a majority of them are from Mali. The street where the incident happened was Aderinola Street and not Dejo Oyelese Street, as earlier reported. The epicentre of the tragedy is No. 8A and No. 8B.