As the end of year approaches with the attendant get rich quick syndrome, armed robbers in Lagos have introduced a novelty in making money for the Christmas celebration.
This is as suspected thieves wrote some Lagos residents urging them to prepare to pay season’s dues to them on a date not mentioned.
Residents of Joseph Harrison Estate, Yaba, 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 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,” the letter said.
NAN check 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, 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,” 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 to patrol the estate regularly.