The Ogun State Police Command in conjunction with other security operatives and government agencies has constituted a technical investigative team to unravel the cause or causes of the recent explosions  in Abeokuta metropolis, killing six (6) and injuring eight (8) other persons.

The gas explosions Technical team set-up nformation was conveyed in a press statement made available to FASNEWS in Abeokuta by the Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.
The statement stated that two (2) gas plants suspected to have supplied the gas and the cylinders that caused  these explosions within Abeokuta have been sealed up by the Command, while samples of the gas from the plants have also been taken for analysis  by the Standard Organization  of Nigeria(SON).
Meanwhile, pending the outcome of the investigation, which will also be made public,  and in order to prevent further disaster, welders throughout the state  are advised to stop using oxygen gas simultaneously with liquified petroleum gas-LPG (cooking gas),  while  carrying out their welding jobs.
Ogun state Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun
Area Commanders and DPOs have also been directed to disseminate this information to welders and their associations as well as maintenance technicians in their respective jurisdictions and monitor compliance.


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