Criminality: Car Jacking Increases In Lekki, Ikoyi…Residents Raise Alarm

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Alarm has been raised by the residents of Lagos Island, Ikoyi, and Lekki about safety and security in the environment as criminal activities have become more rampant there.

A member of staff of a law firm fell victim to a robbery at St. Nicholas House on Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island on August 3, 2023.

However, the incident occurred while the individual was returning from a new generation bank situated opposite the building.

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A Toyota Land cruiser with registration number MUS 468 RD was snatched by four armed men around 4 AM along Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1 a day before the carjacking on July 29, 2023.

On July 30, 2023, just a week before the robbery, an incident took place along Osborne Road, Ikoyi. Three armed men forcefully snatched a Navy blue Lexus R330 jeep from its driver and owner at gunpoint around 10 PM.

Another tragic event took place on July 27, 2023, where there was a fatal shooting occurred on Akin Adesola Street, near FCMB Bank, close to Eko Hotel, resulting in the death of an adult male.

These recent events have stared concern among residents, particularly those residing in Lekki, where a reported incident on August 4, 2023, added to the growing worries.

A horrible experience shared by a resident stated that four unknown men used deception to gain entry to his compound, leading to the theft of his Toyota Prado.

Yhe victim said that the robbers, armed with a rifle, acted like they came to make a delivery, deceived and assaulted the security guard, quickly disabling the car’s security systems, and making off with valuable car parts within a matter of minutes.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the public relations officer of the Lagos State Police Command, when contacted, denied knowledge of the cases and couldn’t confirm them.

Hundeyin in response stated
“I have seen your mail but I can’t confirm that these cases happened. I can’t also confirm any arrest made relating to them.”

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