By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
Edo State Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs Etinosa Adekanmbi has recovered 778 files from the fire incident which occurred at Edo Property Development Authority (EDPA) complex on December 22nd 2019.
She disclosed this when a Private Investigator and Philanthropist, Alfred Kissinger presented a multi-functional industrial photocopy machine to the organization in Benin City, Edo State Capital.
Adekanmbi, said the files were pending cases at the State High court excluding pending case files at the court of Appeals and other courts that were destroyed in the complex, housing DPP offices near popular Ekiosa market in Benin.
The director revealed that the organization has made a requisition for fire proof cabinets while all cases files will not be duplicated to mitigate future disaster.
According to her, “We have no clue about case files dates backs to Bendel State of the and concluded cases ate gone.
“The fire disaster happened unexpectedly”, she lamented.
In a brief remark, the Private Investigator, Alfred Kissinger, said the gesture was informed by the stress DPP Staff have been grappling with in cause of discharging their duties since the fire incident.
He lamented the plight of awaiting trial inmates whose case files may have been destroyed by the fire, leading to unnecessary adjournment in courts.
Kissinger urged other philanthropic organisations to donate generously towards the cause.
On their part, the State Deputy Director of DPP, Mrs Stella Okojie and Assistant Director of DPP, Mr Peter Ojo, appreciated the do for his act of philanthropy and promised judicious use of the machine.