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.
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’’
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.
— RUGGEDMAN (@RuggedyBaba) April 12, 2020
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.
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.
one of the perpetrators have been caught at Balogun, Iju ishaga
— A D E D O T U N ?⚜️ (@farakiddo) April 12, 2020
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.