"...dropped the cigarette without completely putting it out.... naked fire coming into contact with the water mixed with leaked fuel from the Goil station sparked the fire.."
If there where a PRICE, to be won, for Investigation Nonsense...
Investigation Nonsense Ghana - I'm sure we've all seen it in the movies. Someone throws a lit cigarette into a trail of gasoline and shit explodes. In this video I do just that. I put a lit cigarette into gasoline. The question is, how stupid, the Government of Ghana thinks, Ghanaians are? Investigating a man, who allergically trowing a cigarette butt into a water petrol mix, and causing so the explosion at Goil, June 3rd.. What RUBBISH!
The committee is convinced that a lit cigarette smoked by Mr Ofosu sparked the fire; however the committee is not clear whether the action by the suspect was intentional...
Government set up a committee to look into the disaster that got the entire nation grieving over the death of the innocent lives.
The committee at a news conference to present its findings stated that the “flooding of Kwame Nkrumah was the remote cause of the fire.”
“The displacement of fuel from the Goil Filling Station at Kwame Nkrumah Circle was the intermediate cause.”
“The dropping of the lit cigarette stub by Seth Kwesi Ofosu onto the floating fuel was the ultimate or immediate cause of the fire” the committee report averred.
Chairman of the committee Mr Justice Isaac Delali Douse noted “we are not in the position to determine his [Ofosu] actual status so we have handed him to the security agencies to investigate and arrive at a conclusion whether or not he intentionally caused arson.
“…Whether he was aware there was fuel on top of the flood waters or not is not clear to us so we have asked the security agencies to investigate properly and come to a conclusion on that matter”.
Mr Ofosu is reportedly assisting in investigations.
The report noted that 154 people died with the same number of people sustaining varying degrees of injuries.
“Five houses including the Goil Filling Station suffered various degrees of damage as a result of the fire.”
The properties are valued at 1,658,847.00.
Furthermore the committee is recommending dredging and desilting of the Odaw River and its tributaries as well as creation of a sanitation police force.