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Reported toxic dump in Koko: Reyenieju calls for probe

By Onozure Dania

Relevant Federal Government agencies have been enjoined to adopt professionalism and seriousness in conducting investigations into the reported toxic waste dump in Koko, Delta State.

Member of House of Representatives, Mr. Daniel Reyenieju, who represents Warri federal constituency in the House of Representatives, made the case  while speaking to Vanguard.


The lawmaker said: “If the reported toxic dump is true, whoever is involved in the act must be made to face the music and be given a maximum sentence within the dictates of extant laws.”

Reyenieju noted that such a heinous crime (assuming the reported dump is true) cannot be executed by anyone or agency “without the possible collaboration of some public officials, including internal collaborators, and in this instant case, possibly from Koko.”

The lawmaker, an indigine of Koko community,  lamented the trauma, presently inflicted on the citizens of the community assuring them that the House of Representatives will as usual, use its legislative powers to unveil all facts relating to the reported dump and called on relevant security agencies in the area to be proactive by securing the dump site to avoid being tempered with.


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