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“We are coming this week to collect our dues” – Robbers write Lagos residents



Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni

Some suspected armed robbers have written some Lagos residents urging them to prepare to pay the season’s dues to them on a date not mentioned.

Residents of Joseph Harrison Estate, in the Yaba area of Lagos State got the letter from the bandits on Wednesday notifying them of their impending attack to collect their “dues” for the festive season.

The letter was placed on the vehicle of one of the residents and was discovered in the morning when he was about to wash his car.

“We are coming this week to collect our dues and to visit you tenants and landlords of Joseph Harrison Street. If you like go and bring police or soldiers, we are coming to perform our duties. If you cooperate, we will not kill, but if you fail to cooperate, blood will flow,” the letter said.

Checks at the estate on Tuesday revealed that sterner security measures have been put in place to protect lives and properties in the community.

Bolanle Akinyemi, Chairman of the Community Development Association said the estate had enjoyed some peace for a long while as it was protected by guards and the police from Sabo Police Post.

“We are also mindful of the slum that surrounds us and we have been conscious of suspected criminals. No one has received such letter before, but there was a case in 2013 when a company in the estate was robbed,” he said.

The chairman said they have reported the threat to Sabo Police Division and more guards have been engaged at the estate.

Concerned residents urged the commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni to deploy more men to patrol the estate regularly.


  1. Troy.

    December 7, 2016 at 6:40 am

    The Lagos state government should act immediately to furnish the police at that Command with the most sophisticated weapons money can buy, including rocket launchers (since armed robbers use them). The State police Commissioner should also immediately redeploy all the policemen and women currently at that Command and replace them, as for the armed robbers to be speaking so confidently it is likely they have infiltrated that police post/command. The residents should also, in addition to all these new measures by the Lagos state government and the police authority, employ the services of armed vigilantes permanently and pay them well.

  2. Spunky

    December 7, 2016 at 7:42 am

    “Coming to collect dues”… Entitled idiots.

  3. esther

    December 7, 2016 at 11:46 am

    God pls intervene.

    • Lala

      December 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      Should people who beg on blogs be entitled to receive anything considering that they can afford data? There’s been quite a lot of this this year!

      Just to give some folks at home some insight. Some of us in the abroad carry one hair style for 2 moths whilst working full time and people at home change hairstyles every now and then. I have used wigs throughout this year, just washing and weaving my natural hair and wearing wigs! Not condemning anyone, just giving perspective.

    • Uberhaute looks

      December 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      If only Nigerians can be prudent a bit but you know the system doesn’t work here so, we need to do something to make us happy

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