Ondo Explosion: IGP Sets Up Special Investigations Team
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu,has set-up a Special Investigation Team to unravel the immediate and remote cause of the unfortunate tragic explosion that occurred at Ogbese near Akure, the Ondo State Capital on Friday, 27th March, 2020.
This was contained in a statement signed by the force public relations officer, Mr Frank MBA in Abuja.
According to Mr Mba The Investigation Team will work jointly with experts from the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) – the nation’s leading Research and Development Institution that is the sole repository of all geo-scientific data.
The Agency has a state-of-the-art laboratory with the capacity and expertise to carry out a wide range of geo-scientific examinations including Laboratory/Forensic Examinations, Geochemical Analysis of Rocks, Minerals, Water, Sewage, Soil Samples and Site Investigations amongst others.
The IGP hopes that with the involvement of NGSA, the quality and integrity of investigations into the explosion will be greatly enhanced.
The IGP however enjoins the citizens especially those living around the scene of the incident to avoid the area so as not to tamper with the scene of incident and the ongoing investigations.
Meanwhile, the IGP sympathizes with the government and people of Ondo State particularly victims that sustained injuries or lost their property as a result of the incident.
He calls for calm and assures that the outcome of investigations will be made public.