9th January, 2012
Sanity has returned to the once porous Obalende Police Barracks which had hitherto been used as a thoroughfare by commuter bus drivers and okada riders to link P&T building and St. Gregory’s Road has finally been restored.
P.M.NEWS checks revealed that the feat was achieved by the new provost of the barracks who assumed duty few months ago.
The provost, it was gathered, on assumption of office held a security meeting with the police rank and file, especially those living in the Obalende barracks, on the need to tighten security and bring sanity to Obalende barracks.
He was said to have directed that the damaged fence of the barracks be repaired and a new gate erected.
He was also said to have ordered the restriction of movement of people going out and coming into the barracks from 6 a.m to 11.30 p.m and that anybody who failed to enter the barracks on time should not be allowed into the premises.
These orders, according to the residents of the barracks, has brought not only sanity but peace to the barracks. It has also reduced the incessant cases of theft in the barracks.
A resident who spoke with P.M.NEWS on condition of anonymity said the new provost has done what other police officers have not been able to do for years.
When P.M.NEWS visited the office of the provost at the Force Headquarters Annex, Moloney street, Obalende, to see him for comments, he was not on seat.
— Paul Iyoghojie