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Oyo Governor: Foreign names on company documents at CAC indicted for explosions in Ibadan

Photo Collage of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State (Top Picture) and Scenes of Explosions at Bodija, in Ibadan

*Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State discloses the Corporate Affairs Commission’s Certificate of a mining company with some foreign names on the documents is indicted for explosions, which recorded three deaths and 77 others injured in the Bodija area of the state

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

As investigations continue into the deadly incident, which took place Tuesday, January 16, 2024, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has disclosed that the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Certificate of a mining company indicted for explosions in the Bodija area of the state indicated some foreign names as owners.

ConsumerConnect reports  Governor Makinde said this while Wednesday while featuring on a Channels TV programme monitored in Lagos.

Makinde, who had visited the scenes of the affected areas on the explosions Tuesday, said the death toll in the unfortunate blast had risen to three as one more victim died in a hospital as of Wednesday.

He stated: “We recovered one individual alive today (Wednesday) under the rubble. 60 of the 77 people hospitalised have been discharged.

“We are trying to uncover the identities of the people.”

The Oyo State Governor also explained: “We have done a few fact-finding on the company involved.

‘And yes, there are indeed, some foreign names on the CAC documents of the company involved but these are still early days. We don’t have anything to cover.”

The governor revealed that the Oyo State Government has identified “an individual of interest” that security agents should be inviting for questioning.

Makinde further stated: “It is not anything that has to do with banditry and insurgency but illegal miners that stored explosives in a residential area.”

The state government, he noted, has no reason for cover-up and that the people of state should trust his administration.

Makinde said he would seek presidential approval for miners to store explosives with the military, and that he would sign an Executive Order in the coming days to that effect.

According to him, those whose houses were destroyed had been provided temporary shelter in hotels in Bodija and in the Agodi areas of the state capital.

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