Thieves break into office of foremost Nigeria rights group

Adetokunbo Mumuni, Exec. Dir. SERAP
Adetokunbo Mumuni, Exec. Dir. SERAP

Thieves on October 3 broke into the office of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, at Ikeja, Lagos.

The armed robbers who made their way into the well secured office cut through the security iron bars used to lock the entrance door before gaining access into the office of SERAP, the organisation said in a press statement

The organization lost some of its office equipment to the robbers who had a free time vandalizing office cabinet and computers inside the complex.

The thieves also took away some petty cash and valuable files that contained important projects the rights group was handling.

A SERAP staff who resumed early morning on October 4 noticed that the offices were thoroughly ransacked and a TV screen on the wall at the reception was dropped on the floor.

The staff also disclosed that the intruders dropped a threat note on the table at the reception, which reads “Not our target. We will be back.”

The staff also took several photos of the incident to enable the police and the organization know the extent of damage.

SERAP said it is assessing the situation to find out what else might be missing from the office.

The robbery has been reported to Area F Branch of the Nigerian Police and investigations into the matter have duly commenced with a view to finding out the intent and people behind the break in.

SERAP is a non-governmental organization dedicated to strengthening the socio-economic welfare of Nigerians by combating corruption and promoting transparency and accountability.


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  • God dey

    This is not good for my country. Our dear president Muhammadu Buhari should do something urgently before it’s too late. Corruption is fighting back but God is good