The Lagos State Government on Wednesday alerted residents on new tricks that criminals now adopt to capture their potential victims.
The government listed the Igando axis in Alimosho local council as one of the areas where this new dimension of crime has become very pronounced in recent times.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Habib Aruna, the government stated that the unscrupulous persons render their victims unconscious by rubbing a perfumed handkerchief on their face.
Adding that the bandits usually target unsuspecting victims either in a lonely commuter bus, taxi or a quiet corner. By the time the effect of the drugged perfume wears off, the criminals would have fled with valuables dispossessed off their victim.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has also asked Lagosians to report sexual abuses and domestic violence, vowing that his government will support and protect them. Ambode said the only way for a government to fight such criminal activities is if citizens come out to speak.