65-year-old Man Dies as Police Begin Investigation into Suspected Arson at Spare Parts Market  

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the death of a 65-year-old security guard, following the early morning fire that engulfed the Akere Motor Spare Parts Market, in the Olodi-Apapa area of Lagos.

According to reports, the fire started at about 3am on Wednesday and was put out by a combined team of officers from Tolu Police Division and the Lagos State Fire Service.

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The Police spokesperson in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, while confirming the death of the unidentified man, said that the Command has already commenced investigation into the incident.

Earlier in the day, the Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Adeseye Margaret had stated that the cause of the fire will required detailed investigation to ascertain, as well as post incident enumeration to account for the number of lockup shops and wares lost.

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Meanwhile, the Lagos Police Commissioner, 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.

The CP called for restraints in giving any form of extraneous colouration to the incident, while assuring that the outcome of the investigation will be made public.

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Olamide Osho

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