Robbers Strike 5 Days After Informing Residents

Armed robbers who wrote residents of New Oko Oba last Friday telling them to prepare for their visit carried out their threat five days later when they struck early on Wednesday morning 26 June, 2013, at Church Street, off Olaniyi Street, New Oko-Oba Lagos state, southwest Nigeria.
In the said letter, the robbers allegedly told the residents to prepare for their visit as they were coming for money, gold or blood.
After receiving the letter, the residents alerted the police and the Divisional Police Officer  (DPO), Adeyemi Adebowale, summoned an emergency meeting with members of the  Community Development Association (CDA) in his office to assure the residents of adequate security protection in the area.
The robbers, P.M.NEWS gathered, made good their threat by storming the area early Wednesday, 26 June, 2013, to carry out the attack on the residents.
According to one of the victims, Comrade Okikiola Junaid, the robbers broke into their apartment around 2 a.m. through the front door when they were asleep and held every one in the house hostage for close to one hour.
“The robbers came around 2 a.m. when we were asleep and started to rob us. They collected all our phones, money and anything they could lay their hands on,’’ he said.
Comrade Junaid said that after the robbers  left for another residence, he ran to his friend, a Mobile Police officer who gave him his phone to call Supol Adeyemi Adebowale at Area ‘G’ Police Command, Ogba, who promised to call the police at New Oko Oba for assistance which was not forthcoming.
Victims of the robbery attack have lodged complaint at Oko Oba Police Station, according to Comrade Junaid .
“We have reported the matter to the police at New Oko Oba for investigation,” said Junaid .
When P.M.NEWS contacted Supol Adebowale to get his reaction, he said a day after he held the meeting with the residents, Supol Akintade whom he relieved due to his ill health resumed duty and that he cannot speak on the attack.
All attempts to reach Mr. Akintade proved abortive as he did not pick his calls.
A resident who craved for anonymity said the only way the residents of New Oko Oba can witness peace is for them to have a Divisional Police Officer who will always listen to their complaints and act promptly.
“We need a DPO that we can come to with our problems and he will listen to us. Not the one who will tell us to go and lodge our complaints at the counter,’’ said the source.

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