The Lagos state police command has exposed the latest tactics being employed by criminals to rob residents particularly at night.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, in an interview on Sunday, July 3, said criminals, in an attempt to rob or kidnap their victims, now engaged in switching off running power generating sets or turning on taps outside, to lure them out.
The spokesperson however, advised residents to be vigilant and not come out at night, if they notice tap running within their compounds or when their generators suddenly stopped working.
She said: “Residents should be careful when they discover that their generators stop working or notice water gushing out from their taps, at night.
“They should watch carefully before going out. If they notice strange movements, they should call the nearest police station.
“This is why residents are advised to know the telephone numbers of the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) or station phone numbers close to them,’’