15 people lost their lives in the accident which occurred on Saturday night and eyewitnesses had claimed the truck belonged to Dangote. However, the management of Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) has denied the report that it owned the truck conveying branded rice for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This was contained in a statement sent to media houses on Sunday.
The statement read, “While we commiserate with the families of the deceased and pray for God’s strength to bear the loss of their loved ones, it is important to state that the affected truck does not belong to our company.
It read, “DIL does not import or produce rice for the market or for any individual or entity. Our trucks are also not meant to carry third-party goods as we have consistently requested the public to report any such illegal action by our drivers to us for monetary rewards.”