THE police have arrested the owner of the Truck that allegedly caused the July 28, 2018 multiple accident on the Otedola Bridge along the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.
This is just as a DNA test to confirm the identities of the victims of the fatal accident has commenced .
The owner of the truck was identified as Hassan Yussuf Maiwake. He was arrested by detectives from the homicide section of the Lagos State Police Command.
The image maker of the state police command, Chike Oti, confirmed the arrest of the truck owner in a statement which he personally signed by him and made available to Saturday Tribune.
Oti said in the statement “ Homicide detectives from the State Criminal Investigation And Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti Yaba, assigned to investigate the multi fatal motor accident that occurred on 28 June, along Lagos/Ibadan expressway by Otedola bridge, inward Ibadan, have arrested the truck owner, identified as Hassan Yusuf Maiwake, male.”
The statement added that “The truck with registration number NSR 888 YQ, driven by a yet to be identified suspect, laden with petroleum product, lost control, spilling its content and went up in flame, burning 56 vehicles and killing 9 unidentified persons.
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“Meanwhile, the owner of the truck, Hassan Maikwe of No.16 Hotoro Limawa, Kano State, was arrested yesterday, in Kano and he is now helping the police in its effort to locate the driver of the ill-fated truck.
“The CP assures that the Command will do all it can to help families who lost their beloved ones in the accident by ensuring that anyone found culpable is brought to book.“
It also said that “DNA test to ascertain the true identities of the charred remains of the victims is ongoing. Further development will be communicated to Lagosians.”
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