Otedola tanker explosion: Lagos makes history with Victim’s DNA tests


Lagos has made history as the first in the country to conduct DNA forensic examination locally, a stark contrast to the common practice of conducting it abroad.

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The success story was told by the Health Commissioner, Jide Idris, saying that nine bodies of the victims of the Otedola tanker tragedy were successfully matched to nine  families  out of the 11 families that showed up at the Lagos State DNA & Forensic Center (LSD&FC).

“The Lagos State  Government through the Lagos  State Ministry of Health and the Lagos State DNA and   Forensic Center  completed this identification process in less than four weeks  after the incident  as against  over 6 months when the  practice was to take samples abroad for analysis,” the commissioner said.


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