Controversial musician and satirist, Kwame Asare Obeng popularly known as A-Plus has taken to Facebook to air his thoughts on the report by Kojo Yankson as to what caused the Atomic Gas Explosion.
He seems to be making fun of Joy FM’s Yankson for the viral video in which he is seen to be given detailed accounts of the sequence events till the fire on Saturday night. A-Plus is not the first person to call out Kojo Yankson on his assertion.
Several people have come out to dispute Yankson’s chronological order of events. The reason is mainly because he Yankson was not there himself when the fire started; rather he went to the scene the next day to report on the aftermath. His report has been described as unprofessional and infantile.
These are Kojo Yankson’s statements:
“There was a leak during a loading exercise from one of the tanks here in this compound. Gas was pluming up into the sky, blowing up very fast and everybody in the area noticed it…Members of staff at the gas station evacuated immediately and called the authorities. Within minutes, our chichinga stand operator decided to start work. In spite of the fact that there was escaping gas, he lit a flame under his Khebab and the flame shot up into the air and connected with the gas that was gathering in the air above the heads of all the people standing around…this flame connected with it [the gas] and set the entire sky above the people at this junction ablaze.”
Below are some of A-Plus’ Facebook posts;
However, Kojo Yankson insists he is right in his a blow-by-blow account. He posits that critics of his report have a problem but unfortunately, he cannot offer solutions.
“Ok. So I am wrong, the eyewitnesses are all wrong, the fire officers I spoke to, are all wrong, but you – who were sitting at home while we were on the ground, working to get you information – you are right? Ok, I understand your problem and I am not equipped to solve it. Let’s all wait for the official report. That ought to settle this once and for all. Thanks for your feedback, everyone” his Facebook comment read.
Since the official cause of the fire is not known; we would have to wait a while before one party is vindicated or not.