Robbery attacks: Singer, Ruggedman, urges Ogun State Gov to take action

Robbery attacks: Singer, Ruggedman, urges Ogun State Gov to take action

In the wake of the rising spate of armed robbery attacks that have seen residents of Ogun State living in fear; rapper and record label executive, Ruggedman has urged Ogun State Governor; Dapo Abiodun, to come to the aid of the citizenry.

He made this appeal on Sunday, April 12.

Equally important, Ruggedman had taken to his verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter; to address the governor.

‘‘Dear @dabiodunMFR, I greet you and pray long life to you and your family. I know you are definitely strategizing on how to handle the sudden rise in criminal activities in Ogun state. I humbly ask that while you strategise, please deploy officers into the streets of Ogun state,’’ he urged.


Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State

In another tweet, Ruggedman stated: ‘‘Heavy @PoliceNG presence will help to curb the robberies; until it’s time to start whatever line of action you decide to take. God bless the governor of Ogun state. God bless Ogun state. #PrayForOgunState’’


Meanwhile, 1st News had reported that residents of Ogun State and some parts of Lagos; have been subjected to incessant robbery attacks.

The affected neighbourhoods in Lagos are Ajao Estate, Abule Egba, Iju as well as Alagbado.

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However, the situation is more critical in Ogun, a neigbouring state; where robbery attacks have been reported in the following communities: Ayede, Ilepa, Ijoko, Ifo, Ibogun, Itori, GudFugba, Ayepe; as well as Agbado communities in Ifo and Ewekoro Local Government Areas.

Lagos has also seen the set-up of vigilante groups in some affected communities’ which resulted in the recent apprehension of one of the robbers at Balogun, Iju Ishaga.

In a bid to stem the robbery attacks, residents of the affected communities have since formed vigilante groups. Many have attributed the growing attacks to the ongoing lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus; which has incapacitated a number of people.


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