An illegal refinery has exploded at Abaezi forest in the Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.

Report says many people were feared dead and six vehicles were also razed during the incident which had thrown the community into panic.

The state Commissioner for Petroleum Resources, Goodluck Opiah, newsmen at the scene that the state government had declared the owner of the illegal refinery, Okenze Onyenwoke, wanted.

He advised the suspect whom he said was on the run to turn himself in at the nearest police station.

The commissioner said, “This is a sad development. The Imo State Government has declared wanted, Okenze Onyenwoke, who owns this illegal refinery. I advise him to hand himself over to the police or any security agency.

RadioNig/Cynthia Akere

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