Fire Raze Down Badia Police Division In Lagos
Multi Million Naira worth moveable and immoveable Property were yesterday said to have been destroyed by inferno at the Badia Divisional Police headquarters, Lagos State.
Our Correspondent gathered that the late evening inferno which broke out at about 8.00pm on Sunday and raged on for about two hours destroyed office
documents, air conditioners, parked motorcycles, fans, and personal effects of the officers and men of the division.
It was also learnt, the fire broke out as a result of suspected power surge, was notice by detainees in the cell, who raised an alarm that attracted the attention of officers on duty including the DPO CSP Ayoola Olawale.
The inferno, was said to have started at the backyard of the building from the roof, making it a bit difficult for fire fighters to immediately put out the fire.
Residents and passersby were said to have stormed the station to assist the officers and men in putting out the fire but were unsuccessful.
Men of the Lagos State Fire and Safety Service were said to have arrived lately and helped to prevent the fire from spreading beyond the premises of the station.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that the building is owned by the defunct Peoples Bank and has been taking over by the Police when its original building located few metres away got sunked about 10 years ago.
However, the submarged building has been reconstructed through the assistance of the Bankers Committee awaiting commissioning.
Efforts to get the comment of the police public relations officer SP Benjamin Hundeyin on the incident proved above as he failed to pick his calls.