LAGOS – Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba narrowly escaped death as a canopy collapsed on him yesterday, Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
The incident took place at the Lagos State Police Headquarters lkeja when the newly confirmed IGP was about to address senior police officers.
It was about 2:15 p.m. when he came down from office of the state Commissioner of Police, Azeez Odumosu, when a heavy wind started blowing.
At about 2:20 p.m. the wind got heavier, soon accompanied by heavy rain. At about 2:30 p.m. the rain and wind became heavier just as the IGP was being introduced.
As soon as the National Anthem was over the rain increased in intensity while the raging wind pulled down canopies covering both journalists and senior police officers.
Both the police and journalists scampered for safety.
At that point the IGP and AIG Zone Two Lagos, Johnson Kokumor, as well as AIG Force CID Galandi, CP Odumosu and other senior officers rushed out – and then the canopy collapsed.