Despite the perennial security challenges in the Ejigbo area of Lagos, residents of the community have exposed a shocking discovery that the police station built in the area to enhance security has been abandoned and rented out to a popular church in Lagos.
The church, Living Rock Ministry allegedly rented the station located at Omiyale Street in Ejigbo and converted it into a worship centre.
Some of the residents who spoke to PM Express said the church has been inside the station for over five years and the pastor in charge has allegedly been paying rent to subsequent DPOs who have served under the Ejigbo division.
According to them, because it was rented out to church, the police has abandoned it for the church to continue to use the station properties because of the rent accruing from it.
The information as claimed by the residents could not be independently confirm as efforts to know who let out and collected the rent on the police property from the church was abortive.
At Ejigbo police division, the DPO, CSP Okezie was not available to comment on the matter.
However, a police source told said the present DPO has asked the church to leave the station and the church itself already complied and moved out their properties.
A resident said the police was forced to take the decision when they raised alarm over the church thus the police quickly instructed the church to vacate the place.