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…symphatise with families for loss of lives and properties.

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has directed the Commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole to investigate and prosecute hoodlums and law breakers responsible for the Lafenwa fire incident.
He also called on the police boss to procecute his men for aiding and abetting crimes and criminality in and around the area, especially inside Lafenwa market and its environ.

Governor Abiodun gave the directives during an on-the-spot assessment of the scene of the fire incident yesterday.

Prince ABIODUN said, “I want the CP to declare an emergency here in Lafenwa; I want every miscreant arrested because this kind of situation is totally unacceptable where a tanker overturns, fuel tank is highly inflammable, flowing through the drainage and someone wilfully ignites it so that they could cause chaos and begin to loot the market. This is very bad; it is just not acceptable; it is criminal.Ensure that everybody involved in this heinous crime is arrested and brought to book. We must make an example of them.”

The Governor described the loss of lives as unfortunate, noting that both Federal and State Fire trucks were also damaged by the hoodlums who also prevented fire trucks and men of Transport Enforcement and Compliance Agency (TRACE) from sealing off the area and protecting the tanker from going up in flames.

He gave the Commissioner of Transportation, Gbenga Dairo and the Commander of TRACE three days, to carry out an investigation into the immediate cause of the accident to find out the true cause of the incident.

The Governor while commiserating with the traders who lost valuables in the fire incident, directed the commissioner for Special Duties, Femi Ogunbanwo to take inventory of all goods lost, promising to provide palliative for victims.

The Babaloja of Lafenwa Market, Alhaji Musa Adeyinka, recounting the loss during the incident, thanked the Governor for coming around to sympathize with the market people and promise of adequate security in the area.

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