Expressing her anguish, the businesswoman revealed that she suffered a loss of goods valued…….
By Adeleke Adebisi:
Linda Ekwulomu, a businesswoman, has experienced deep distress after her shop at Cele Bus Stop, along the Apapa Oshodi Expressway in Lagos State, was invaded by burglars who looted her merchandise.
Expressing her anguish, the businesswoman revealed that she suffered a loss of goods valued at N3 million due to the actions of the burglars. She further lamented that this incident marked the third occasion on which her shop had been broken into, resulting in the theft of her products.
During an interview with our correspondent, Ekwulomu disclosed that her shop was targeted by criminals in the area, specifically mentioning that iPhones, computers, and other items were among the stolen goods.
She said, “My shop here at the plaza has been burgled over three times by burglars and I have lost a lot of my phones which are for sale to them. But this particular one is something that I cannot stomach again. I just bought phones and other gadgets worth over N3m and look at what I am facing again, robbers have entered my shop again and carted away my market. The case was reported at the Okota Police Station.”
Nnnadi Oluchukwu, a trader whose shop is situated across from Ekwulomu’s store, verified that his neighbor’s shop had been broken into on three distinct occasions.
He said, “In this area, there are many people who just walk around looking for what to steal. We even have people that they call ‘Bolas’ in the area that steal when they see the opportunity to do it. They broke into that lady’s shop and stole phones which I knew that they would sell for cheap prices.
“Another thing is that when you look at this area, there are too many louts around and they are all a security risk. How would one be able to protect his or her property when the louts are much? That’s the problem that we are facing here. You would see people who don’t have anywhere to go but to hang around these premises. Why will such an incident not occur?”