The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command CP Umar A. Mankomni, has advice members of the public, especially owners and drivers of heavy duty vehicles on the need for adequate maintenance and servicing of their vehicle.
This is coming on the hills the tanker accident that happened on the January 8th, 2014 at about 11pm at night. According to reports, a tanker fully loaded with PMS product from one of the tank farms at Kirikiri depot was on its way out through Berger axis, while trying to connect Oshodi, had a break failure and in the process, the driver totally lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a road side Suya Sport Consequently, the tanker fell down and went into flames.
All Police Divisions within Area ‘B’ Command were quickly mobilized to the scene to avoid looting and breakdown of law, while fire fighters battled eventually put off the fire according to the police commissioner.
About ten people were confirmed dead while about fifteen sustained various degrees of burns, including a serving Police Officer who equally responded to the distress situation.
This ugly incident could have been averted if commuters and those who deal on petroleum products had maintained high security and safety standard in the course of their business the police boss further said.
Meanwhile, the command has beefed up security in that area to forestall any breakdown of law and order.