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.
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.