Lagos warns residents of new tricks by criminals

Aerial view of Lagos

Aerial view of Lagos

LAGOS State government on Wednesday alerted residents to be wary of new strategies criminals now adopt to capture their potential victims.

The government, in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Habib Aruna, said unscrupulous persons render their victims unconscious through rubbing a perfumed handkerchief on their face.

The statement alerted that the bandits usually target unsuspecting victims either in a lonely commuter bus, taxi or a quiet corner.

It added that by the time the effect of the drugged perfume wears off, the criminals would have fled with valuables dispossessed off their victim.

The government listed the Igando axis in Alimosho local council as one of the areas where this new dimension of crime has become very pronounced in recent times.

“It is not yet known how harmful the drug being used on the handkerchief is. While that is being checked out, it may be necessary to alert members of the public on this new dimension,” the statement read in part.

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