Isolo LCDA boss visits vandalised Police Station

The vandalised Ilasamaja Police Station
The vandalised Ilasamaja Police Station

SHAMSUDEEN Olaleye, the Executive Chairman of Isolo Local Government Council Development Area (LCDA), on Tuesday inspected the Ilasamaja Police Station, set ablaze by hoodlums, a fallout from the #EndSARS protest.

This is contained in a statement signed Mr Lanre Olaleye, the Media Officer of the council.

The Chairman, who was accompanied by members of his executive team expressed shocked at the sight of the destruction and looting at the burnt police station located along the Apapa/Oshodi Express Way.

Olaleye was briefed by the DPO of the station, SP Rafiu Olusegun on how the youths stormed the station brandishing dangerous weapons before unleashing terror on Ilasamaja community.

Olusegun said that one police officer (name withheld) was killed by hoodlums before setting the corpse ablaze.

Without any form of resistance from any quarter, the police station was set ablaze while valuables belonging to officers of the station were carted away.

The hoodlums had a field day as they also set ablaze the Motor Traffic Division of the police station located on Ajose Street, virtually all the officers and rank and file of the station scampered for safety.

He said that the destruction was also extended to Araromi and Balogun streets where popular hotels (Endurance and Bola) were completely vandalised.

At the end of the mayhem, about 10 unaccountable vehicles were vandalised while chains of business were not spared.

The council boss, while commiserating with victims of the mayhem and some business owners, sued for peace in the area.

He reiterated the state government promised to cushion the effect of losses to their businesses.


– Oct. 27, 2020 @ 18:40 GMT /

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