Fire has gutted a building housing the Special Anti-Robbery and Anti-Cult units of the Delta State Police Command located on the Asaba-Agbor highway, close to Issele-Azagba in the state capital, Asaba.
The fire incident, it was gathered came from a nearby bush and burn four cars, two tricycles and some motorcycles parked in the police station s exhibits yesterday.
The cause and source of the fire that occurred during evening period of the day was unknown as at the time of filing this report, but it was learnt that fire from a nearby bush was responsible.
The situation caused panic and traffic jam on the ever busy Asaba/Agbor road before the fire was put off with the efforts of the Delta State Fire service.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the fire incident in the police station, adding that four cars, tricycles and motorcycles, including bitumen were burnt.
He used the opportunity to advise members fo the public to be careful with fire in the dry season to avoid fire incident.
Meanwhile a 5 years old woman, Mrs. Ngozi Biosah, has arraigned at the Asaba Magistrates’ Court for stealing.
Biosah was charged for stealing five Poli T-Shirts valued at N15,000 belong to one Mrs. Judith Ojie.
The Prosecuting Police Officer, Mrs. Blessing Okafor told the court that the accused committed the office don September 19, at Shop 1, DLR Road, Asaba.
She said that the offence was punishable under section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Law Cap C21 Vol. 1 Laws of Delta State of Nigeria 2006.
The accused pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N80,000.
In grating the bail, the Magistrate, Mrs. Akanume Okonkwo, ordered that the surety, who must be a civil servant, should be resident in Asaba with evidence of employment.
The case has been adjourned to January 4, 2017 for hearing .