The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, SP Timothy Falowo Adeola attached to Ire Akari division in Isolo has escaped death after a big tree inside the station fell on top of his office due to the fierce force of the wind.
The incident happened on Moday during a heavy rain storm that damaged some properties in some parts of Lagos State.
P.M.EXPRESS gathered that Falowo who was inside his office was unhurt but some of the valuables in the office such as plasma television, fridge, office chairs and table were destroyed.
According to an eye witness, when the tree fell and pierced inside the DPO office, other police officers who were present in the station started crying thinking that Falowo was hit by the tree.
However, he managed to come out safe and the officers started jubilating with praises to God despite the huge damage in the office.
Residents who saw what happened trooped in to the station and expressed shock over the development.
One of the residents, Robert Akpan said he was still surprised about how the tree uprooted itself and fell on top of the building where Falowo’s office was located.
Some said though it was mind-boggling, they were grateful to God that Falowo escaped death. When a correspondent visited the station, some engaged workers were busy trying to remove the fallen tree from the damaged building.
When the contacted the DPO, he declined to speak and managed to say “you can see what happened and I am alive, thank God”
A correspondent gathered that Monday the rain storm affected some buildings in some area in Iyana Ipaja, ikotun, satellite town, Oshodi, Apapa where properties were destroyed.