14th September, 2010
The last heavy rains have left a sad legacy on the Ilasan Police Division, Jakande Estate,Â Lekki, Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria and residents are not finding it easy while the policemen are inÂ a dilemma.
Gaining access to the police division has become a task in acrobatics while residents whoÂ have no alternative route have to wade through the thigh-deep murky waters to and from workÂ daily.
The police cannot do their work and residents cannot access the police division. MotoristsÂ and pedestrians who spoke with P.M.NEWS said the situation has been like this since theÂ rains started as the area lacks proper drainage channels.
They called on the concerned authorities to wade into the matter and rescue the traumatizedÂ residents, motorists and enable the police in the division do their jobs.
Mr. Tony Iredia, a resident said it is unfortunate that inspite of the several rich andÂ influential Nigerians who have built palatial mansions and choice estates around Illasan andÂ Jakande area of Lekki, the police division could be allowed to remain in such a sorry state.Â â€œEverybody should join hands to rehabilitate the road in the Illasan Police Division becauseÂ crime prevention and fighting is the responsibility of everybody and if police work is inÂ any way impeded, it could result in dire consequences for all concerned,” he pleaded.
A policeman, who does not want his name in print, said they could no longer access theirÂ office through the gates. â€œWhen we could no longer gain access into the police divisionÂ through the main gates, we opened up an exit on the side of the building and it is notÂ convenient,” he said.
Efforts to see the DPO of the division were futile.