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  • ABURIGHT NIGERIA COMPANY

    Manufacturer's Representative Import Export General Merchandise Contract Adress: Araromi Quarters, Owode Area, Ifo, Ogun state, Nigeria P.O.Box 2632, Oshiodi, Lagos Telephone: 2348166719412

    Monday, 20 June 2016

    ‘Suspected area boys charge N20, 000 before trailers off load their goods’ APGAR leader



    By Emmanuel Udom

    For importers of aluminum profile and glass accessories at aluminum village in Dopemu area of Agege in Lagos, south-west Nigeria, the fear of area boys could be the beginning of wisdom.

    This is because the importers are forced by suspected social miscreants, popularly known as area boys to part with N20, 000 collected illegally, before trailers loaded with goods are allowed to off load.

    Oladimeji Olanite, President, Aluminum Profile, Glass and Accessories Retailers, (APGAR), dropped this hint over the weekend during an exclusive chat with our correspondent at his office, located within the village.

    Speaking on the menace of area boys and suspected cultists, Olanite traders at the village are at the mercy of social miscreants, who take delight in intimidating, breaking into shops, looting, raping and collecting illegal levies from the traders.

    According to him, APGAR since 2013 has repeatedly called the attention of the Lagos state police command to the embarrassing activities of the miscreants.

    But, each time any of the suspected area boys is arrested, the person could be set free, where they will return to their criminal activities, even as the police at Alabo Police station seem to be helpless.

    He further explained that pushed to the wall, members of his executive council have concluded plans to set-up a security committee that will ensure the safety of lives and property around the village, 24/7.


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