A part of the Delta State Police Command’s control room was on Thursday April 22, 2021, at about 2:45pm, gutted by fire.
DSP Edafe Bright, the command’s acting public relations officer, confirmed this in a statement.
He said the fire affected “only a part of the control engine room” and that fire service men were called immediately and the fire was put out.
“Today 22nd April 2021, at about 1445 hours, there was a fire outbreak at the command control engine room, the command wishes to state that the fire out break affected only a part of the control room.
Fire service was called immediately, and their timely intervention saved the situation. Presently fire has been put out. Cause of fire incident not yet known but suspected to be as a result of electrical spark from the communication engine room.
Meanwhile investigation into the incident has commenced. The commissioner of police urge members of the public to ignore any rumor contrary to the actual fact stated above,” he said.