The Lagos State Government has assured the victims of the Otedola Fire incident on its swift intervention in their welfare and also assured them of the arrest of the owner of the Tanker that fell and caused huge loss to them.
This was revealed as owners of vehicles which were burnt in the incident met at Alausa on Tuesday for deliberations and possible compensation.
The Lagos State Government said the truck has been identified as Hassan Yusuf Maiwaka of 16, Lemawa Otoro GRA, Kano State.
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transportation, Olufemi Salaam who presided over the meeting, said the vehicle, with number plate NSR888YQ, was registered in Nasarawa Local Government Area in Kano State on the 24th of April 2017.
Salaam said efforts were already in place to bring Maiwaka to Lagos for appropriate prosecution under law.
“I will like to inform you that the Lagos State Government has written a letter to the Commissioner of Police in the state to be able to bring this man to Lagos State from Kano, so as to be prosecuted in accordance with the law of the state.
We will ensure that no leaf is left unturned in our quest to get justice for everyone that lost their properties and loved ones in the sad incident,” he said.