The Lagos State Police Command has arrested some people said to be responsible for heaping sand that caused the boat accident which claimed seven lives on Saturday in the Ijede, Ikorodu area of the state. The sand miners, including a Chinese, are in police custody pending conclusion of investigation. An eyewitness said men of the Marine Police arrested the sand miners while they were working. Punch reports that the boat belonged to Aki Marine and capsized minutes after it left Ijede for Badore. The accident was blamed on a sand heap along the water ways.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest and said they would be charged to court at the end of investigations.