Police Alert Lagos Residents Of Robbers’ New Tricks


The Lagos State Police Command have issued a warning to residents alerting them on the new schemes of criminals in the state, particularly at night, before carrying out their criminal acts.

SP Dolapo Badmos, spokesperson for the command in an interview on Sunday issued this warning as a result of the recent spate of robbery attacks on residents in the state.

She said criminals now engage in switching off running power generating sets or turn on tap water to lure unsuspecting residents out in an attempt to rob or kidnap them.

The spokesperson however, advised residents to be vigilant and not come out at night, if they notice tap running within their compounds or when their generators suddenly stopped working.

“Residents should be careful when they discover that their generators stop working or notice water gushing out from their taps, at night.

“They should watch carefully before going out. If they notice strange movements, they should call the nearest police station.

she said “This is why residents are advised to know the telephone numbers of the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) or station phone numbers close to them.’’


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