Five homes, 2 automobiles, 4 kiosks, and other products were burnt when a diesel tanker taking a trip through Benin-Akure Road lost control and spilled its material on the roadway.
According to a declaration signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Edo State Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, on Saturday, no life was lost.
He likewise kept in mind that the mishap was triggered by the recklessness of the tanker motorist.
He stated,” Today, Saturday 19/11/2022 at about 13: 50 hrs, the Commissioner Of Police Edo State Command, Mohammed Dankwara, reached the scene of motor mishap/ fire event along Benin/ Akure Road by Owan Bridge, Sobe Town in Owan West Local Government Area Of Edo State, to examine the damage triggered to homes and other residential or commercial properties by the careless tanker motorist of Automotive Gas Oil likewise called diesel, and to sympathise with the victims of the inferno.
” The CP, who was accompanied by CSP Isah Nasiru Hamisu, the Divisional Police Officer Ekiadolor Division; SP Chidi Nwabuzor, the Police Public Relations Officer; and other officers on arrival fulfilled CSP Joshua Esiolee, the Divisional Police Officer Sobe Division, Edo State at the scene of mishap.
” The DPO carried out the CP round the locations swallowed up by fire.
” During the initial examination, it was exposed that the tanker motorist was originating from Benin City heading to the Northern part of the nation along Benin/Akure Road by Owan Bridge.
” The car skid off the toad, spilled its material, ignited, and burnt down 5 homes, 4 kiosks one Sienna Car, one Audi Car, one bike and some unestimated products. Far, no life was lost, no one hurt, and no one on admission at the healthcare facility.
” He then sympathised with the victims, notifying them that the state federal government knew the regrettable occurrence, and something required to be done.
” He, nevertheless, hope that this occurrence needs to not take place once again and thanked the Okhomu Oil Company fireman for snuffing out the fire, mentioning that this patriotic act remains in line with the neighborhood policing viewpoint of the Inspector General Of Police, Alkali Baba Usman.”