Lawmakers in Kwara State want the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to take over the recurrent expenditure of the modern police barracks built by Offa community after the bloody bank robbery in which 30 people lost their lives last year. It was built to enhance the security of lives and property in Offa and its environs.
Their resolution, made on the floor of the House followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by Saheed Popoola (Balogun/Ojomu Constituency) on the delay by the police high command in taking up the financial responsibility of running the police barracks since the community handed it over on December 27, 2018.
Popoola said the umbrella body of community, the Offa Descendants Union, has asked the House to assist in ensuring that the police take over the running of the barracks.
House Leader, Hassan Oyeleke, who seconded the motion, said police personnel in the barracks serve Kwara and adjoining states, warning that the community cannot continue to shoulder the recurrent expenditure of the barracks.