Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has mentioned that the fireplace that razed the Ekiosa market and the Edo Development and Property Agency (EDPA) constructing was no accident.
Governor Obaseki after inspecting the affected locations on the EDPA constructing alleged that those that need to see his administration fail are behind the incident.
“If you thought the incidence in the markets were accidents, you cannot tell me that the fire on the sixth floor of this building could have been an accident.”
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He assured the merchants and residents of the state that the federal government will guarantee an intensive investigation is carried out and people discovered culpable will face the wrath of the legislation.
“These are clear incidents of arson and as a government; we will do all that is necessary and required to make sure we get to the bottom of it.”
The inferno on Sunday destroyed items and properties, leaving merchants scampering to rescue some objects.