Lagos explosives: Tribunal to commence sitting Monday

The Panel of Inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government to look into the December 26, 2012 fire and explosion that rocked Ojo-Giwa and Okoya areas of Lagos Island and destroyed properties worth several millions of naira,will commence sitting on Monday.

The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Sunday Oladokun Ishola (rtd), who disclosed this on Thursday at the inaugural sitting of the tribunal held at the Council Chambers of the Lagos City Hall, said that it has three months within which to complete its assignment and submit report to the government.

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) had as part of his administration’s commitment to the protection of life and property in the state, inaugurated the three-member Tribunal on February 18.

Other members of the tribunal are Eng. Olokunola Olatunde Wasiu, a Special Adviser in the Office of Infrastructure and Asset Management of Lagos State, Mr. Richard Ahonaruogho, founding secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Legal Practice (SLP) and Mrs. Olubunmi Fagbayi, the Chief State Counsel (DLD) who is the Secretary to the Tribunal

Justice Ishola in his address at the inaugural session said the tribunal sittings will be by public hearing that will hold between 10am and 4pm daily from Mondays to Thursdays and in rare cases on Fridays when the situation demands.

According to him, the panel is saddled with the responsibility of investigating the explosion and fire outbreak that many attributed to knock outs that were ware-housed in some buildings in the area.



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