“Our attention has been drawn to a story making rounds on social media and in some national daily newspapers that toxic waste from Wewood Ltd killed three people in Omotosho area of Ondo State.
This allegation is both distasteful and regretful.
“It is also a shame that some people will just sit down and deliberately embark on peddling complete falsehood in a desperate attempt to discredit a company that is making impacts in changing Ondo state to an industrial hub.
“We will, however, like to make it clear to the whole world that the story is not true but is emanating from enemies of progress who want to use the incident to rubbish the image of our company and that of the Ondo State Government because of the forthcoming election.
“The Ondo Linyi industrial hub which Wewood is part of it is situated in over 150 hectares of land in Ore and in a well Serene environment. Waste from the hub is being properly evacuated. So we wonder how a toxic waste that did not kill workers in the company and residents of the hub will now be responsible for the killing of people in Akinfosile area which is very far to the company.
“Let it also be on the record that it is not only Ondo Linyi industrial hub that is operating along Ore-Ságamu express road as we have many companies operating in that route so why claiming it was Wewood that is responsible for their death even when the investigation has not commenced.
“The questions begging for answers are: Where were those three people coming from? What did they do before leaving home that faithful day? Has anybody carried out any autopsy on them where it was stated that the toxic waste killed them? Could they have died from any other source?
“These are the questions begging for answers and whilst we appreciate the Nigerian police for their prompt action, we urge them to do a thorough investigation on the incident and come out with the facts.
“As we all know that this is election time, we are sure that some politicians are behind this malicious and false story just to discredit the government of Arakunrin Akeredolu and his industrialization strides.
“We also urge the media to always do proper investigation and not rely solely on one-sided information before going to press.
“Ondo Linyi industrial hub was established to create more jobs for our youths in the state and it has employed over 1000 indigene and non-indigenes in the state and is committed to serve Ondo state better,”.