Don’t live or stay in isolated areas where you can be attacked by hoodlums!
This is the warning from the Lagos State Police Command to the people of Lagos State.
The warning, according to the Lagos State police spokesman, Mr. Olarinde Famous-Cole, became necessary in view of the murder of four family members at Ibeshe, Ikorodu, at the weekend.
The statement reads: “A murder incident was reported during the early hours of Sunday, July 30 where police operatives of the Lagos State Command responded to a distress call at Oke Ota, Ibeshe, Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
“Mobilising to the scene, police operatives found it extremely difficult to locate the house which was situated in a thick forest where it is remotely impossible for anybody to identify a dwelling house in the area.
“Eventually arriving at the scene on foot, the house is just a room and parlour with one open window and no visible form of security.
“There, a family of five was attacked and three died on the spot while one died while receiving treatment at the hospital.
‘’The last member is alive and responding to treatment.’’
In order to stem the tide of people living in isolated areas, the police also called on community leaders to report people living in remote areas to the police.
The police also reiterated its warning against jungle justice.