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Ogun governor ‘orders’ removal of Lafenwa DPO



Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has ordered the speedy removing of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) answerable for Lafenwa, Abeokuta, CSP Samuel Aladegoroye, by the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole.

Abiodun accused Aladegoroye of “aiding and abetting crimes and criminality in and round his jurisdiction, particularly inside Lafenwa market and its environs.”

The governor additionally ordered the arrest of all miscreants concerned in setting on fireplace a petrol-laden tanker that claimed two lives on Sunday.

The governor spoke on Monday throughout an on-the-spot evaluation of the scene of the tanker explosion, saying there have been a number of experiences in opposition to the DPO, who he mentioned was neither efficient nor environment friendly within the discharge of his statutory duties.

“There are complaints in opposition to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) right here (in Lafenwa), I would like the DPO investigated. I additionally need him faraway from this place, as a result of this isn’t the primary time that complaints have been lodged in opposition to him.

“We’ve gotten a number of complaints in opposition to him about how he mismanages this place, significantly because it pertains to miscreants that come and disturb the merchants. He arrests them, inside 5 to 10 minutes, he releases them and that’s the reason this place has continued to be restive. The thuggery on this place has not been contained,” Abiodun alleged.

The Ogun helmsman additionally ordered the CP to “declare an emergency right here in Lafenwa,” threatening that he needs miscreants arrested.”


He described as completely unacceptable and legal, a state of affairs the place a tanker overturned and somebody willfully ignited the flowing flamable gas with a purpose to loot the market.

Whereas calling for full investigation, Abiodun urged the CP to “be certain that all people concerned on this heinous crime is arrested and delivered to ebook,” including that “We should make an instance of them.”

The Governor described the lack of lives as unlucky, noting that each Federal and State Hearth vans had been additionally broken by the hoodlums who additionally prevented fireplace vans and males of Transport Enforcement and Compliance Company (TRACE) from sealing off the realm and defending the tanker from going up in flames.

He gave the Commissioner of Transportation, Gbenga Dairo and the Commander of TRACE three days to hold out an investigation into the speedy explanation for the accident to seek out out the true explanation for the incident.

The Governor whereas commiserating with the merchants who misplaced valuables within the fireplace incident, directed the commissioner for Particular Duties, Femi Ogunbanwo to take stock of all items misplaced, promising to offer palliative for victims.

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