Tanker explosion: Truck owner, driver to face prosecution


The Lagos State Government says it will prosecute the owner and driver of the fuel tanker, which exploded on Otedola Bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, last Thursday.

The move for the prosecution, commenced at the weekend following a letter from the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, to Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal.

In the letter, Kazeem sought Edgal’s advice on the relevant provisions of the law that could guide the ongoing investigation which would lead to possible prosecution.

The police chief confirmed his receipt of the said letter in an interview with newsmen at Alausa after Security Council Meeting chaired by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

Edgal said, “As regards investigation into the matter, it is in top gear. I have just received a letter from the office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice which stated very clearly charges which we are going to prefer against the driver and the owner of that tanker.”

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