Again, Delta Govt House Annexe in Warri Burgled


By Sylvester Idowu in  Warri

The Delta State Government House Annex in Warri was at the weekend burgled and several items carted away by some unknown persons.

THISDAY sources disclosed that the incident appears to have been carried out in connivance with some private security personnel attached to the building.

Security sources said this was not the first time the government house annex in Warri would be burgled in the last six months.

Last February, the same burglary incident was recorded within the premises where air conditioners and other electronic gadgets were carted away by some unknown persons.

Although some officials of the annex building had kept this ugly trend in secrecy but an unconfirmed report has it that this act had been going on at the building for quite sometime and nobody is doing anything to address the situation.

While sources are that the immigration officers who operates its passport office within their premises are responsible, further investigations revealed that they have no hand in the crime as it had been discovered that the internal security was working in connection with external partners.

The recent burglary incident that led to the busting of the crime has to do with the office of the Ministry of Justice located within the premises that was invaded and property worth several mullion of naira carted away.

It was gathered that detectives from the Warri Command Office swooped on the premise following a distress call from some unknown persons within the neighbourhood and made some arrest.

Among those arrested and currently being detained are some security operatives attached to the premises and their external collaborators.

They are said to have confessed to the crime and helping police in their investigation.

A suspect at detention at the ‘B Division’, police station in Warri, who was a member of the internal private security operatives within the premises, had since admitted that they were responsible for the series of theft going on within the premises.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) “B” Division, Warri, Eyoh Itang, refused to comment on the incident.