No fewer than five female students residing in Madam Tinubu Hall (MTH) of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Lagos, thought they would be raped when a man broke into their room in the early hours of Tuesday after “breaking through” the walls of their hostel.
Luck however, smiled on the girls as their attacker only made away with a laptop,some phones, cash and some other valuables.
According to one of the victims, the ugly incident happened between the hours of 3 a.m and 4 a.m without any security guard showing up during the robbery.
In her words; “All the security men were nowhere to be found and I wonder how they couldn’t hear the man break into the hall. Nowhere is safe anymore. God guide and protect us all.”
A reliable source told DailyPost that the robber was able to gain entrance into the female hostel through a hole in the wall near one of the bathrooms on the ground floor. The hole which was supposed to have been repaired was just covered with a door
DailyPost gathered that the man entered one of the rooms, woke all the female occupants and commanded them to handover their valuables.
The Dean of Student Affairs, Prof Olukayode Amund, who visited the scene earlier in the morning assured the students that the incident will be properly investigated and the perpetrator would be brought to book.
However, the frequent robbery incident in the institution seemed to be particularly worrisome, as the recent one came barely a week after a man broke into another female hostel, Moremi Hall, of the university at about 2 a.m. and walked away with over N9000, six laptops and 16 smart phones (most of them blackberries) in just one hour.