Suspected robbers wants Christmas due from residents of estate in Yaba, Lagos
By Rita Chioma
Just as the Christmas season is around the corner, suspected armed robbers reportedly wrote to some residents of Joseph Harrison Estate, Yaba Lagos, demanding they prepare to pay their Christmas dues, The Nation reports.
It was gathered that the residents received the letter today, Wednesday, December 7th, notifying them of impending attack to collect their “dues” for the festive season.
The letter which was placed on the vehicle of one of the residents, reads: “We are coming this week to collect our dues and to visit you tenants and landlords of Joseph Harrison Street in the week. 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,”
Bolanle Akinyemi, Chairman, 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.
Mr Akinyemi said the case has been reported to Sabo Police Division and more guards engaged to protect the estate.