On Monday, November 8, a gas tanker exploded near the Sagamu interchange area of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Ogun State.
The tanker, which was travelling outward on the Lagos part of the highway at the time it went up in flames, had three people.
The three occupants, including the driver, were injured and sent to a hospital for treatment, according to the Dailypost. The incident was confirmed by Ahmed Umar, the Ogun Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
FRSC operatives from Mowe and Sagamu had been dispatched to the scene of the fire incident, he said.
Men from the Ogun State Fire Services were contacted, according to Umar, because they assisted in quenching the roaring inferno.
“A fire outbreak has been reported around the above-described location. The fire was said to involve an LPG tanker moving towards Sagamu Interchange on the outward Lagos section of the expressway,” he confirmed.
According to Umar, all the injured victims are at the Idera hospital in Sagamu. However, the details of the vehicle hasn’t been identified yet.
In other news, Abdulrasheed Maina, the former chairman of the formerly Pension Reformed Task Team, has been convicted of money laundering.
The judgment is currently being read in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court.
Mr Maina is guilty of money laundering in the amount of N171,099,000, according to Abang. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) produced vital evidence through witnesses called.
It was also highlighted that, despite having the ability to call as many witnesses as he wanted, Maina only summoned one.