Hoodlums loot Ogun school, pupils sent home

Suspected burglars ransacked and looted Baptist Day School, Alaaguntan in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State during a midnight invasion.

The hoodlums were said to have broken the school’s ceiling to gain access into the classrooms, where they carted away valuable items.

The burglars reportedly stole classroom chairs, tables, bells and some documents belonging to teachers at the school.

The school, which is located between Elebute and Alaaguntan areas of Ogun State, is a three-block of classrooms accommodating many pupils from the two communities.

According to PUNCH, a teacher, who identified himself only as Adeyemo for security reasons, said that she got to the school on Monday only to see valuable items missing.

Adeyemo lamented that the school, which was built by a construction company, Lafarge Plc, was equipped with modern facilities, which were stolen by the gang.

He said, “Maybe the modern chairs and tables that the company put in the school attracted the burglars.

“It came as a surprise to us when we met the school emptied on Monday.

“We have reported to the community head, and he promised to do something about it.”

The Village Head of Elebute, Abdulwaheed Onigbinde, who confirmed the incident, added that electricity wires were also stolen by the hoodlums.

He said, “I was told that some robbers invaded the school and carted away chairs, tables and community wires.

“I and the Baale of Alaaguntan will be meeting this morning (Thursday) to see what can be done.

“The place was built by Lafarge, so, we will be reporting the case to them before going to a police station.”

The pupils who were returning from the holidays on Monday were reportedly turned back home as the school authorities vowed to investigate the incident, PUNCH reports.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the command was not aware of the attack but promised to look into it.

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