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Alert: Armed Robbers Now Turning Off Generators To Get Lagos Residents To Open Door

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Alert: Armed Robbers Now Turning Off Generators To Get Lagos Residents To Open Door

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July 3, 2016 – Be-careful: Armed Robbers Now Turning Off Generators & Turning On Taps To Get Lagos Residents To Open Door At Midnight

Lagos State Police spokeswoman, Dolapo Badmus has warned residents to 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.

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

Speaking to some residents in Ikorodu, Egbeda, Iyana-Ipaja, Agbado Oke-Odo and Ikeja areas of the state, they shared their experiences of how criminals used the tricks to attack their homes.

Mr Tunji Ajayi, a victim and resident of Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA, who narrated his experience, said the criminals made away with his generator set, after switching it off.

“When they could not gain access into my house, they became frustrated, they then decided to take away my generator. “I left my generator on at night as usual, but at about 2 a.m, the generator suddenly went off.
“I took my time to observe what must have happened through the window before stepping out, but suddenly, I heard footsteps, so I decided to stay back.
“When the criminals realised that I was not coming out immediately, they decided to take away my generator,’’ he said.

Another victim, Mrs Adenike Okubanjo, a resident of Egbeda area, said she left her generator on with the intention of putting it off at about 10 p.m, but slept off.
“I later woke up at midnight after the generator had gone off, although I knew there was enough fuel to last till the morning.
“Even at that, I decided not to go out until morning, but only to be woken by a neighbor and informed that some armed robbers came into the compound.
“The neighbour told me how the robbers followed him into his house when he came out to check his generator, after it suddenly went off,’’ she said.

A resident of Iyana-Ipaja, who simply identified himself as Michael, also disclosed how he almost fell victim to the criminals’ tricks, but God saved him.

“Usually, I put on my generator set from 7.30 p.m to 11 p.m. on daily basis. I guess, these suspected criminals had been watching me.
“On this particular day, I was about going to put it off, when I heard footsteps.
“I decided to stay back, after which, the hoodlums started threatening me to open the door, but I refused and started to scream and they fled,’’ he said.

For Mr Pius Bamidele, a school teacher in Ikorodu, he said the criminals, after taking some of his valuables, also beat him up for not having enough cash on him.
Bamidele said the hoodlums gained entrance into his home after opening the tap in his compound.
“When I heard water coming out of the tap at about 1.30a.m, I wondered who could be fetching water and would have left the tap open at that time of the day.
“As soon as I came out, one the robbers pointed a gun at me and walked me into my apartment, where they made away with some of my property,’’.




  1. fifelomo

    July 4, 2016 at 2:07 AM

    These nonentities will never change. Thanks for the information, acknowledged.

  2. mulikat

    July 4, 2016 at 6:21 AM

    Thank God for Infos.

  3. sola olaniyi

    July 4, 2016 at 7:01 AM

    Thanks so much for this information…God be continue to expose all these evil boys

  4. Maryf

    July 4, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    That’s their normal way of operation. They off the generator and await the owner to come out, and then they attack. That’s why is not good for people to leave their generator on in the night. They should sleep for Christ sake and stop watching movies/football.

  5. huchennar

    July 4, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    Thieves and their different orientation on how to break in…I imagine where this country would have been if they were using this brain for something better

  6. Truce

    July 4, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    Na wa o, see what d condition of d country as turned everyone into.
    Lack of power supply, made u to buy generator, d same gen will now cost u ur life and valuables
    Uhm dis life its something else. May God just protect us from dis lazy and greedy fools.
    While some people are trying to make ends meet and survive dis lazy fools will go about stealing from them as if we are not all going thru d same thing as they are in dis country.

  7. D Hunter

    July 4, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    One thing is sure, this night masquerdes will always device a strategy to rob their unsuspecting victims.
    Thought the info is timing. Thanks.

    I take a stroll…

  8. hyper

    July 5, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Evilmen, dia days re surely numbered! Some pple will still fall for dia pranks buh a word is enough 4d wise!!!

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