Police building faces collapse in Ogun


Police officers declined to comment on a potential disaster.By Oladimeji Kayode

A building used by police officers from the Motor Traffic Division (MTD) of the Nigeria Police in Owode-Egba, Ogun State,  faces collapse.

The building, named after a popular politician in the 90’s, Emmanuel Ogundipe, is located within the Owode Divisional Headquarters. It has cracked walls and its roof appears about to cave in, It is also used by officials of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) for their meetings.

A building technologist, Kunle Adeleye, who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES, at the police station, described the building as a ‘potential disaster.” He advised the policemen attached to the office to speak out before the building consumes them.

None of the policemen were ready to speak to the press over the issue for fear that their superiors may sanction them.

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“We have told our oga’s (superiors) that this building is not safe. Everybody can see it. We don’t know why they are not doing anything about it,” a police officer from the division said.

The Ogun State Police spokesman could  not be reached for comments.


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