STORM: Rain Wreaks Havoc At Ogun Police Headquarters.


Parts of the Eleweran headquarters of the Nigeria Police in Ogun State was on Sunday destroyed by storm.

According to the spokesperson of the command, Muyiwa Adejobi, the storm which accompanied the evening rain, destroyed offices and residences, along with vital documents of personnel of the command.

“The heavy rainstorm on Sunday in Abeokuta Ogun State has wrecked havoc on the major offices of the Ogun State Police Command and many of its barracks destroying documents and property worth millions of naira.”

“The sections of the command affected, included the department of operations, some parts of the department of criminal investigation, pay office and almost 20 buildings in the Eleweran barracks,” Adejobi said.

The Commissioner for Police, Ogun State, CP Ikemefuna Okoye, in company of delegates from Ogun State government, who visited the command headquarters immediately the incident occurred on Sunday, described it as unfortunate and painful, particularly the havoc done on the residences of his police personnel in the barracks.

Okoye, however, assured the affected personnel to be calm as all efforts would be made to provide palliative measures for the damaged property.

In the same vein, the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa with the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, ACP Patrick Akinduro(rtd), Special Adviser to the Governor on General Duties, Mr Adeyemi Adebayo, and some senior officers, inspected the extent of damage and promised to send a team of the State Emergency Agency to assess the damage and arrange for aides to the affected offices and personnel.

The Secretary to the State Government Barr Taiwo Adeoluwa sympathized with the command and affected personnel, while he applauded the command for its good job in Ogun State with more emphasis on drastic reduction in crime rate in the state since CP Okoye came to the state.

He added that the government would do the needful to support the police command and the affected.

SOURCE: LEADERSHIP

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