Recent criminal activities in Lagos State have been a cause of worry for residents, especially those who commute on the Lagos Mainland roads.
Victims have recounted have they have been robbed of their valuables in traffic and in ‘one chance’ buses.
A twitter user who narrated the ordeal of his girlfriend recounted how she entered a commercial bus filled with robbers and was dispossessed of her cash and other valuables.
“My Baby got robbed on her way to work from Yaba very early in the morning. She entered one chance bus and everybody inside were thieves. They beat her up and collected everything she had, took her ATM, beat the pin out of her and waited till one of them withdrew everything,” he tweeted via @29lucidthoughts.
“Lagos is now a serious jungle. Thieves go around with buses to remote areas very early in the morning and late at night to pick up desperate and stranded people. Please be careful out there,” he added.
Another Twitter user, Modella (@switmode), tweeted: Some days ago at Oshodi, there was terrible traffic and an elderly woman was driving close to the bus I was in. Her window were wound down and this guy came from nowhere, held her hand on the steering, and pulled her gold ring from her finger. Then disappeared. It was shocking.”
It was similar case in Mushin, Lagos Mainland, where one Ifeoluwa Tosin was dispossessed of her phone and money sometime in May.
“Early last month in Mushin, I was accosted by about 5 of them around where the UNILAG/LUTH doctor was killed. I allowed them take my phone and money. They left my Bible for me. My life is more important. I didn’t even argue or struggle with them,” she tweeted via @hefelove