The Executive Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, following the recent fire incident at Lanfenwa axis of Abeokuta, Ogun State, that claimed two lives, ordered the redeployment and investigation of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Lanfenwa.
While addressing journalists at the scene of incident on Tuesday, Abiodun noted there have been several reports of the DPO’s mismanagement of the area.
The governor also ordered immediate arrest of miscreants.
“There are complaints against the Divisional Police Officer(DPO) here, I want the DPO investigated. I also want him removed from this place, because this is not the first time that complaints have been levelled against him.
“We got several complaints about how he has mismanaged this place, particularly as it pertains to miscreants that come and disturb the traders. He would arrest them, within five to ten minutes, he would release them and that is why this place has continued to be restive because the thuggery in this place has not been contained.
“I want the CP to declare an emergency here in Lafenwa; I want every miscreant arrested because this kind of situation is totally unacceptable where a tanker overturns, fuel that is highly inflammable is flowing through the drainage and someone willfully ignites it so that they can cause chaos and begin to loot the market, this is very bad, it is just not acceptable, it is criminal,” Abiodun stated.