Robbery: Angry Traders Shut Down Popular Shopping Plaza In Warri

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By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri

Angry traders on Thursday November 9 closed down the popular Robson G.
Shopping Plaza in Warri as suspected armed robbers allegedly burgled
and looted over nine shops in the plaza overnight.

Mobile phones, phone accessories, other devices and unspecified amount
of money were also looted from the shops by the suspected armed
robbers.

This is coming barely two weeks after the security on guard duty at
the plaza stopped working due to unpaid salaries.

The ugly incident forced the angry traders to closed down shops in a
peaceful protest to register with their anger to former Minister of
Education (State) Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, who refused the traders to
have any form of union or anybody to head them as a body of any kind
purported owner of the plaza to address to the matter.

The traders caused serious vehicular traffic along the Okumagba Avenue
demanding to see their purported landlord, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi in dialogue. as they three thousand naira plus for security, light and for dustbin.

But despite the payment there is no security, light and nobody come to take their dustbin away.

The public gathered that three shops were allegedly burgled and looted last week by suspected armed robbers before today’s incident.

As at the time of filing this report, the angry traders were yet to report the matter to the Police”B” Division in Warri.

One of the traders whose shops were also burgled, Mr.. Emmanuel Nwonu
in a chat with newsmen stated that they(traders) usually pay about three thousand eight hundred naira for security, refuse disposal and light bills but the money is not being used for the purpose.

While noting that it is not only his shop that was burgled and looted, Nwonu claimed that it is not the first time his shop is being burgled and looted.

Nwonu also demanded that”We want to see him as landlord and tenant. It
is a landlord and tenant matter.”

Nwonu stated that their supposed representative in the market that Olorogu Gbagi approved for them is not representing them well.

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