Residents of Joseph Harrison Estate, Yaba area of Lagos State have received a letter from armed robbery asking them to prepare their Christmas dues.
The residents got the letter on Wednesday informing them of their intentions to collect Christmas ‘dues’ on an unspecified date.
The letter was found on the car of one of the residents of the area.
“We are coming this week to collect our dues and to visit you tenants and landlords of Joseph Harrison Street in the week. If you like go and bring police or soldiers, we are coming to perform our duties. If you cooperate, we will not kill, but if you fail to cooperate, blood will flow,” the letter said.
Chairman, Community Development Association, Mr. Bolanle Akinyemi, said they have never received that sort of letter before.
“We are also mindful of the slum that surrounds us and we have been conscious of suspected criminals,” he said.
“No one has received such letter before, but there was a case in 2013 when a company in the estate was robbed,” he said.
He said the issue has been reported to the Sabo Police Division and more guards have been recruited to secure the estate.