Tuesday, 31 March 2020

IGP Set-up an investigation into Ondo Explosion: Olaleye Idowu

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The inspector general of police have set-up a special investigation team to unravel the circumstances surrounding tragic explosion that occurred at Ogbese near Akure, the Ondo state capital in early hours of Friday, 27th march 202o.

The inhabitant of ogbese community had a striking thunder that woke most of the people of the community, giving birth at first to mixed feelings of what exactly befell them, where insinuation coming with different views rented the air until the Ondo state police ask  the people of the community to keep calm as it preliminary finding shows a truck carrying explosives, and moving on a transit, got stuck and exploded.   

In a statement from the force public relation officer, Dcp Frank Mba, and that which is obtained through the Nigeria police verified Facebook account said the team of investigator commissioned by the inspector general police will be headed by the commissioner of police in charge of the explosive ordinance disposal unit at its force-headquarters cp Maikudi Shehu which is a specialized arm of the police that oversees explosives and ordinance operation of the force

Mba said the analysis and assessment including intelligence and investigation touching on bombs and all forms of explosives related incidents is expected to be the main thrust of their tool to use in unravelling what led to the developments.

He said 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 Force spokesman said 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 the incident and the ongoing investigations”.

“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”.

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