3rd February, 2014
The secretariat of the Labour Party in Ogun State, western Nigeria, has been burgled by unknown men.
P.M.NEWS gathered that various items, including registration forms were carted away at the secretariat located along Carwash, Adatan, Abeokuta, the state capital.
The state secretary of the party, Sunday Ogini, who disclosed this while taking newsmen round the burgled office, appealed to the security agencies to fish out those responsible and bring them to book.
According to him, “we have reported the burglary of the secretariat of the Labour Party in Ogun State to the Directorate of State Security Service and the Commissioner of Police.
“The burglars took away vital items, including registration forms and the portrait of President Goodluck Jonathan hung at the front of the secretariat.
“We are appealing to all security agencies to fish out the perpetrators. We believe that what is happening, if not nipped in the bud, may result in the “wild, wild west” scenario. So, to prevent that, we are appealing to the Inspector-General of Police to ensure that the culprits are brought to book, no matter how highly placed.
“Some weeks ago, we alerted the SSS and the Commissioner of Police of an attempt by some people to form parallel executive and open parallel secretariat of the party in Ogun State. Therefore, we can say with all emphasis that those people that are unhappy at the present executive of Labour Party and declaration of Jonathan 2015 project are likely to be behind the dastardly act,” he stated.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed that a report of the burglary was lodged at the command.
Adejobi explained that the command would widen its investigation beyond those accused, adding that the matter has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID, for thorough investigation.
“We are going to do our investigation. The Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, has directed that the matter be transferred to the state CID. It is the case for the SCID,” Adejobi revealed.