Hoodlums invade Guardian staff’s house, cart away belongings
Hoodlums, yesterday, broke into the Ijegun family home of a staff of The Guardian, Godwin Omoh, and carted away his laptop, phones, money and other belongings.
The family was residing at No 4 Omoh Street, Ijegun area of Lagos.
Omoh said he left home for church with his family at about 8:30a.m., but he returned at 10:45a.m. to find his kitchen door open and his room ransacked.
According to him, he thought his children forgot to lock the kitchen, but later discovered that the door to his wife’s room was broken and the wardrobe scattered.
Omoh said he went to his room and discovered that his new phone, Techno Spark 10 I bought on Friday and a Lumia phone had vanished, while the criminal (s) also carted away his laptop with the charger.
“I found out that the window of my wife’s room was also broken. We don’t have tenants, we are the only one in the gated compound.
“I reported at the Isheri Police Station. I asked one of my children to immediately transfer money from my account because I couldn’t block it,” he said.
Asked if he had noticed anything strange before leaving for service, he said: “This is the first time we observed such a thing, it has never happened in my area. I have only read about it in the newspapers or social media, I have never seen that before. It is strange.
“My house is gated, but anybody can jump from either side to gain access to my compound,” he added.
Meanwhile, the matter has been reported at Ijegun Police Station for further investigation.
A senior police officer, who confirmed the incident to The Guardian, said an investigation is ongoing.
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