The Staff of Superscreen Television, in Lagos, were almost given the dastardly “Dele Giwa Treatment”. Unidentified persons sent bombs carefully wrapped inside gift items to an undisclosed top management staff of the television station but one of the bombs exploded before the package was delivered to the office.
The unidentified young man bearing the parcel fell victim of the evil act as the bomb exploded as he was trying to locate the exact office of the private television outfit, in the process losing his two hands.
Superscreen Television is located on the ninth floor of Brown’s House located on No 151 Ikorodu Road, Onipanu Bus Stop, Lagos.
The station is believed to be owned by the President of Believers Loveworld aka Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Former Newswatch Editor-in-Chief, Giwa, was killed via a parcel bomb delivered to his Ikeja, Lagos residence on October 19, 1986. Twenty-three years after, Giwa’s death remains a misery as those behind the dastardly act have not been brought to book.
The suspect was said to have been taken first to a hospital in the neighborhood for treatment. Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Frank Mba, has declared the building safe after staff of the Bomb Disposal Unit of the Nigerian Police had visited the building and detonated the remaining three unexploded bombs. He told journalists that the situation had been put under control by officers and men of the Nigeria Police.