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Spare Parts Market: Lagos Police Commence Investigation Into Suspected Arson


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Lagos, Nigeria – The Lagos State Police Command said it has commenced full investigation into a fire incident that happened at Akere Motor Spare Parts Market, Tolu, Olodi Apapa Lagos.

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The allegedly suspected arson occurred at the early hour of Wednesday March 8, 2023 and in the process a life was claimed.

“The fire which started at about 0300hrs was put out by a combined team of officers from Tolu Police Division and the Lagos State Fire Service. Sadly, a 65-year-old security guard lost his life in the incident.” a statement by the police command stated.

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Counting the loss, it was ascertained that millions of naira worth of vehicle spare parts and shops were damaged by the fire.

“This is wickedness. I can’t even think straight because millions of goods are wasted by this fire. I hope the culprits are brought to book” one of the affected persons lamented.

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Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Idowu Owohunwa, has urged Lagosians to remain calm as the State Criminal Investigation Department has been directed to take over investigation towards unravelling the true circumstances surrounding the attack.

He equally calls for restraints in giving any form of extraneous coloration to the incident, while assuring that the outcome of the investigation will be made public.

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