Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, says Corporate Affairs Commission document belonging to a mining company responsible for Tuesday’s explosion in Ibadan showed some foreign names as owners and directors.
Makinde disclosed this on Wednesday while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
The Governor also revealed that the death toll in the unfortunate blast had risen to three, disclosing that one more victim died in a hospital on Wednesday.
Makinde said, “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. We’ve 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 also clarified that the incident had nothing to do with terrorist attack, insisting that those operating illegal mines were responsible for the unfortunate incident.
“It is not anything that has to do with banditry and insurgency but illegal miners that stored explosives in a residential area,” he said.