Kwara Lawmakers to IGP: Take over Offa Barracks now

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.

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