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Armed Robbers’ Letter To Osun Community: Police Ask Residents Not To Entertain Any Fear

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The Osun State Police Command has reacted to the fears of residents of Olofa Estate, Ofatedo in the state over a threat letter written to them by a gang of robbers informing them of an impending attack unless a sum of N20m is contributed for them.

The armed robbers had informed the residents in a handwritten letter on three pieces of papers dropped at strategic places in the community.

The notice, which was handwritten and partly in Yoruba language, ordered the community to contribute the sum of N20 million to avoid being robbed individually.

It added that the N20 million should be kept with the community chairman for the robbers to pick upon arrival.

It reads, “Notice, this is to inform you that, we, thieves are coming to rob every house in your community or you should contribute the sum of N20 million and keep it with your community Chairman for us to pick up when we come.

“We are coming with full force and we will kill any of your securities that intend to disturb us.”

It was gathered following the discovery of the letters, residents of the area have been living in fear with some already relocating.

A resident, Tejumade Adewale said the letter has created a lot of confusion in the community as some residents have stopped sleeping at home.

“Despite that, the community has increased the presence of local vigilante in the area, some residents only come home during the day to pick what they needed and return to their shops without returning home to sleep at night.

“We call on security agencies to come to our aide and should treat the issue seriously”, he said

Speaking on the incident, the commissioner of Police in the State, CP Olawale Olokode, in a statement made available to journalists by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Yemisi Opalola, asked residents not to entertain fear and assured them of Police readiness to forestall any attack.

According to the statement, “Concerning the Offatedo’s community threat by the criminals to invade their community, people should not entertain any fear. We are fully prepared for them.

“The Commissioner of Police is using this medium to encourage everyone to swiftly report any strange movement in their community to the police on these phone numbers: Osun Police Control Room numbers 08039537995, 08123823981.”

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