The Lagos State Government on Wednesday alerted residents on a new dimension of criminal activities in parts of the state perpetrated by men of the underworld.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Habib Aruna, the state government said unscrupulous persons render their prospective victims unconscious through rubbing a perfumed handkerchief on their face.
The statement alerted that the bandits usually targets 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 off after robbing a victim.
The statement listed the Igando axis in Alimosho Local Government Area 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 said.