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#Otedola Bridge Inferno: Lagos Plans To Prosecute Driver/ Owner Of Truck

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Plans are being concluded to prosecute the owner and driver of the ill-fated fuel tanker which exploded on Otedola bridge killing 9 persons and burning over 53 vehicles, by the Lagos State Government. The State’s Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal has said The State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem had, at the weekend, written to the CP to advise him on the relevant provisions of the law that could guide the ongoing investigation which would lead to possible prosecution.  The information was contained in a Facebook post by The Lagos State Government.   Confirming receipt of the letter while briefing Government House Correspondents after the Security Council Meeting chaired by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Edgal said investigations into the incident were ongoing, saying that government would not allow vehicles that pose serious danger to residents on the road.  “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.  “Henceforth, we are using this opportunity to call on all tanker drivers, all lorry drivers, all owners of such articulated vehicles to please submit those vehicles for Vehicle Inspection Office test; they must go through the entire hub and get the Ministry of Transportation Certificate of Road Worthiness. We will not allow such vehicles which obviously pose serious danger to other road users on our roads,” Edgal said.

Plans are being concluded to prosecute the owner and driver of the ill-fated fuel tanker which exploded on Otedola bridge killing 9 persons and burning over 53 vehicles, by the Lagos State Government. The State’s Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal has said

The State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem had, at the weekend, written to the CP to advise him on the relevant provisions of the law that could guide the ongoing investigation which would lead to possible prosecution.

The information was contained in a Facebook post by The Lagos State Government.

Confirming receipt of the letter while briefing Government House Correspondents after the Security Council Meeting chaired by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Edgal said investigations into the incident were ongoing, saying that government would not allow vehicles that pose serious danger to residents on the road.

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.

“Henceforth, we are using this opportunity to call on all tanker drivers, all lorry drivers, all owners of such articulated vehicles to please submit those vehicles for Vehicle Inspection Office test; they must go through the entire hub and get the Ministry of Transportation Certificate of Road Worthiness. We will not allow such vehicles which obviously pose serious danger to other road users on our roads,” Edgal said.

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