- One person has died following a gas explosion at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta
- The deceased was identified as a technical vendor who was conducting routine servicing of the air conditioning units
- Vitalis Ortese, the managing director of the building, said the explosion occurred when the vendors were servicing the air conditioning units
Ajogun while conducting a probe panel around the scene of the incident that left one technical vendor dead denied reports that the explosion was connected to a bomb.
The Punch reports that the commissioner said it was just a gas explosion, adding that they are trying to ascertain if it was a human error or technical fault in the cylinders.
He further explained that the governor of the state has ordered an investigation into the incidences of frequent gas explosions.
It was gathered that one of the gas cylinders at the event centre exploded when routine cleaning was being carried out at the building, Vanguard reports.
Vitalis Ortese, the managing director of the library, in a statement, said the explosion occurred when two technical vendors were conducting routine servicing of the air conditioning units.
According to him, the explosion affected the main event marquee of the complex.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a gas explosion on Tuesday, May 18, rocked the Conference Hotel on Presidential Boulevard, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, killing a technician and another yet-to-be-identified person.
The explosion, which occurred around noontime, left three others with varying degrees of injuries.
The hotel sited opposite the sprawling Obasanjo Presidential Library, is owned by former Ogun state governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
The incident which took place at Iyasoko street Agboju, Amuwo-Odofin by 7 pm was confirmed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).