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Toxic waste discharged by WeWood Company allegedly kills three in Ondo

Three individuals have been confirmed lifeless in Ondo State following alleged publicity to poisonous waste.

The deceased had been suspected to have been killed by poisonous waste allegedly discharged right into a pit in Omotosho forest reserve by a Chinese language manufacturing firm (WeWood Firm) in Okitipupa Native Authorities Space of Ondo State.

It was gathered that the casualties, Akinmusire Monday, 35, Samuel Louis, 45, and Ododolewa Adebowale, 19 had gone to work on the forest reserve located in Akinfosile/Omotosho space of the native authorities.

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The trio, who went to the forest reserve to fell timber and minimize them to dimension on the market final week did not return which prompted the group chief of Akinfosile the place the incident occurred to the report back to safety companies.

Following the intervention of the group chief, Olufara of Akinfosile, Oba Olamide Ayodele, a search social gathering was put collectively which led to the invention of the lacking individuals with their lifeless our bodies lined with black substance suspected to be poisonous waste.

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When youths in the neighborhood realised that they had been killed by poisonous waste generated by the Chinese language firm, which is into cassava to ethanol processing, they protested to the corporate to alert them in regards to the incident.

Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer within the state, ASP Teo-Leo Ikoro, stated it was an accident on account of the poisonous waste that overflowed the place it was discharged.

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“The our bodies of the victims of the accident have been deposited in a morgue. However the firm and the households of the victims are already speaking and making preparations on the matter. It was an accident.”

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