Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has honored the act of human kindness of SP Celestina Kalu, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ogudu Police Station in Lagos who saved the life of a robbery victim.
Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu personally invited the kind-hearted police officer to the State House for honor and recognition and described her as “a humane police officer”, saying her decision to save the life of an orphan, Friday Ajabor, shot by a two-man robbery gang in Ojota, was a “matchless trait of compassion”. Ajabor, a 25-year-old orphan from Edo State, was at the Ojota with his friend about 8 pm on September 19 when two men of the underworld waylaid them, attempting to dispossess them of their valuables. They struggled with the robbers until the assailants overpowered them, Ajabor’s friend managed to escape from the scene with their personal effects, leaving him at the mercy of the robbers armed with a local pistol. For struggling with them, the robbers shot Ajabor in the bowel at a close range and disappeared from the scene.
A team of policemen from Ogudu Police Station led by SP. Kalu arrived at the scene about 30 minutes later, meeting the hapless victim in a pool of his own blood and rushed to the hospitals where he was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja, there he underwent through a series of surgeries, the cost of which was personally upsetted by SP. Kalu.
The DPO’s act of kindness caught Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s attention after it went viral in the social media, prompting the Governor to reach out to the policewoman and the victim.