One killed as explosion rocks Ile Ife

One person die over the weekend after explosion rocked a popular pharmaceutical company in the Moore area of Ile Ife, Osun State.

It was gathered that pharmaceutical products worth millions of naira were also consumed.

The explosion was also said to have affected some of the adjoining buildings, while the area was cordoned off by the police.

A resident, who gave his name as Tola, told journalists that an improvised explosive device was planted in the building.

Revealed by Tola, “The building came down around 10pm on Saturday. The owner of the building died in November 2017 and there was a crisis on the sharing of his property, which included the building.

“The workers at the pharmaceutical company closed around 8.30pm and we learnt that somebody sneaked into the building and planted the explosive.

“The injured man was taken to the OAUTHC where he died from the injuries he sustained. The victim was one of the owner’s family members.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in Osun State, Mrs. Folasade Odoro, said the cause of the incident had yet to be ascertained.

“One Adebayo Seun of Moore Street, Ile Ife, reported at the ‘A’ Division that around 10.15pm, after closing their pharmaceutical shop, someone called him that there was a fire incident in their shop.

“As they turned back to Ife, they discovered that the whole equipment used in the pharmacy, drugs and other goods therein, valued at about N50m, were razed by fire, while the storey-building also collapsed. The cause is unknown. No life was lost. Investigation is ongoing.”

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