Hoodlums Burgles SERAP Office In Lagos


Unknown criminals on Tuesday night burgled the office of the of Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) at Ikeja area of Lagos State.

The organization revealed this in a statement signed and issued on Wednesday by a senior staff, Mr. Timothy Adewale.

According to the statement, the burglars gained entrance into the office complex after beating  up the security personnel on duty. It said the hoodlums who left a note behind which reads: “Not our target. We will be back”, carted away files, some cash, damaged computers and cabinets in the office.

“On the night of October 3, 2016, unknown people broke into the offices of Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) at Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. The intruders somehow escaped security gates surrounding the street, before gaining access to the office building and cutting open the iron bars protecting the locked office front door,” the statement reads.

“Some of the computers and cabinets were damaged. The intruders broke into the office safe, taking away some petty cash and files.

“The offices were thoroughly ransacked and a TV screen on the wall at the reception was dropped on the floor. The intruders also dropped a threat note on the table at the reception, which reads “Not our target. We will be back.”

“The matter has been reported at the Area “F” Police Station, Ikeja, Lagos. The matter is now a subject of police investigation.

“The staff who resumed early morning on October 4, 2016 took several photos of the incident. We are assessing the situation to find out what else might be missing from the office”, the statement added.


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