Governor Amaechi calls for investigation into Elele tanker fire incident

crowd locked out by security at the Rivers State Judiciary complex, yesterday
From vivian Israel, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has said the police command in the state would have to investigate the cause of the tanker fire disaster at the Elele roundabout in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the State.
Governor Amaechi spoke while reacting to the tanker fire disaster after going round the scene of the incident on Wednesday.
He said: “Like I said, what will you say?  The problem is when you build roads people begin to speed and over speed… the story we hear is that a police vehicle was chasing the tanker driver but we will wait for the outcome of the investigation.  The police should investigate the cause of this fire. we hear a life was lost and properties have been damaged.  We need to hear from the police and know what happened before the government can decide on what to do”.
“I have directed the Chairman of Ikwerre Local Government to call back the fire service because some of the fuel crept into the drainage system and they have to see how to pull that out so that we don’t have more fire.”
Amaechi also expressed concern over the implementation of traffic regulations by law enforcement officers to ensure that drivers obey traffic rules and avoid over speeding.


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