Dangote Group has said that a fuel-laden tanker conveying petroleum products, which was involved in a fatal crash at Ishara Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Friday belongs to Olam International Limited and not its company.
Ebonymediagist had reported that no fewer than 17 persons were burnt to death in the accident involving a Mazda bus and the truck bearing the logo of Dangote Flour.
However, in a statement by Dangote Group made available to Ebonymediagist on Friday, the company said that “contrary to a report by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on the ownership of the tanker, the said truck does not belong to the our company.
According to the statement: “It should be noted that Olam International Ltd, makers of Crown Flour products, acquired Dangote Flour in 2019 in a widely publicized deal. The company now fully belongs to Olam.
“The loss of lives in this instance is regrettable and saddening. The public is advised to take note of this clarification.” It said.