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Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by UjSizzle(f): 11:30pm On Jan 26
It's a long read but bear with me.

On Sunday the 21st of January, I was at Coldstone creamery Admiralty way Lekki with my girlfriends between 12pm and 5pm. We were the only customers seated there when we went to get ice creams. Our bags were left on the chairs we occupied. When we got back, my bag was gone.

We alerted the staff to narrate the incident and told them we saw one of their staff heading towards our sitting area while we were getting ice cream. They found said staff but he denied taking any bag. Considering where the bag was kept, you’d have to be at our table to see it.
1. First he said he came to clean our table but saw a bag and concluded the customers were still around.
2. Then he changed his story saying he never came near our table but went to clean other tables. How could he have gone to clean already
clean, unoccupied tables? No other customers were using the sitting area.
3. Afterwards he said he came to pack the cups on the table, but we didn’t have any cups on the table prior to getting our ice creams.

I inquired about the security detail I always find in their shops and was told they only stay at the door. I know that’s not true.

Then we asked to see their CCTV footage. The stories became weird at this point.
1. First the lady in charge, Kera said the cameras cover only the cash point. Odd, I was staring at one that had a clear view of the stairs and our seats.
2. When we pointed that out she said they had no access to view footages and only the head office (at Saka, VI) could do that. She claimed to have called them and was told the IT unit weren't working on Sunday. I still don't understand how that works.
3. Shortly after another female staff (didn't get her name) came to apologise for the theft and assured us the video footage was being watched beginning when we came into the establishment. We asked if we could view it too and was told it was ‘confidential’. Even banks allow customers with grievances view their CCTV footage. So we told her to start at 2pm instead of 12pm.

Again, Kera who claimed the videos could only be viewed from the HQ came back and we asked her if she found anything. She asked who’d given us that information and we pointed to her colleague, who came back to deny what she said about the viewing. The whole thing became suspicious like these people were hiding something.

We told them the police would get involved and the story would be published online. It’s increasingly impossible to trust companies these days.
Kera pleaded we give her till Monday to give feedback on the video.

By 3pm on Monday she called me to say, “I’m sorry but the camera wasn't recording anything. We found out the memory crashed.”

It took them 7hrs (between 8am and 3pm) to ascertain the memory crashed and their CCTV wasn’t recording a thing on Sunday. Are they saying we can’t even be assured of customer safety in their premises; is that how little we mean to them? I wonder if the story would be the same if someone had robbed them.

My friend even sent a message to their Instagram account, saying if a response wasn’t given we’d make this issue public, and they promised to forward the case to their customer service unit and an agent will contact me. They requested for and received my number and email address on Monday 22/01/18 night and I still haven't been contacted.

I took the case to Maroko police station on Tuesday 23/01/18 and gave a statement. The manager of Admiralty branch was issued an invitation by the DPO. Someone named Chuks confirmed receipt of the IV, yet they never showed up.

My lawyer wrote to their head office on Wednesday detailing the issue, actions taken and further steps we’ll take. Still, we received no feedback from them. I've been informed they were advised not to comment on the matter at the branch. Classic.

Everything so far feels like an elaborate cover up by a company with something to hide. All we asked for was a view of their cctv footage to see what really happened. All we’ve got so far are suspicious stories. It's so disheartening that they have handled this case like it's nothing. I have valuable items I consider priceless in that tote bag and Coldstone Creamery (Eat N’ Go ltd) is behaving like it’s a non-issue. What’s stopping me from suspecting this might be a regular occurrence where customers mysteriously lose items and the company hides behind a liability clause?

It's been a very frustrating week, and still I've been the only thing holding back my friends from spilling this story online before now because I wanted a clean resolution. I've been very civil; going through the appropriate channels to get this resolved but the company has proven it prefers to play dirty by feeding us lies and frustrating our efforts. Perhaps I’ll learn to be more dramatic and cause a scene in the future.

Getting this kind of treatment from a favourite brand is extremely disappointing. You can do better than this.

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by Nobody: 11:41pm On Jan 26
spill it online.They want to play dirty,let them get it.when it is made open and theystart loosing customers they will be forced to apologize and refund your stolen items.

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by helphelp: 12:02am On Jan 27
They should have had "Bags, phones and other valuables are kept at owner's risk"

I'm sure una go carry una bags go buy the ice cream.

12-5pm....una no get work

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by Papiikush: 12:02am On Jan 27
You are not new to the typical Nigerian justice system. If you want to be heard, you go online!

To be honest sis, Dropping statements at the police station is just a waste of time because the Nigerian police officers are criminals who will cover up any story if brided.

At this moment, just forget about the CCTV footage because it has already been altered or worse, deleted. It Would have been better if you had a recording of the whole scenario on your phone (arguments and brouhaha after discovering your missing items)

You would have conquered flawlessly by uploading on YouTube... Trust me, once it gets to nairaland, it will go viral all over Twitter and IG

Learn your lesson never to drop your possessions at public places. We learn everyday ma'am. Sorry for your loss.

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by HoLEEsinner: 12:04am On Jan 27
Ok
Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by Sirmuel1(m): 12:04am On Jan 27
na Buhari dey cause all this nonsense. lipsrsealed

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by Kizyte(m): 12:04am On Jan 27
Sorry!
Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by PenisCaP: 12:05am On Jan 27
My peniscap!!..

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by YOUNGELDER1(m): 12:06am On Jan 27
Bb
Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by vlynn(f): 12:07am On Jan 27
This is indeed very shameful. I think this case should be publicised. Hopefully, that will spur them into action.

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by urchman23: 12:08am On Jan 27
Babe no waste time do what you got to do.

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by saracus(f): 12:10am On Jan 27
Hmmmmmmm
Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by Obinovictor(m): 12:10am On Jan 27
Spilling it online is a huge step, but what/who are they protecting? Their image or the thief?

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by FatGuy: 12:12am On Jan 27
Wait!
First and foremost, I admire the way you write, it shows you are educated.
Secondly, you sound rich, and I believe you are.
But what I don't understand is bringing this to a public forum after reporting to the Police! Why is everybody suddenly trying to get sympathy from the public at the detriment of others? Truth be told, what those guys Coldstone Creamery were trying to do was just ''playing safe'', and you should have given them reasonable time even before reporting to the police.

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by Nobody: 12:12am On Jan 27
Aunty, next time u scream at the top of ur voice, attracting as many people as possible.. show them Werey, scatter d place.. dem go fear fear

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by lebete3000: 12:13am On Jan 27
Papiikush:
You are not new to the typical Nigerian justice system.

If you want to be heard, you go online!

To be honest sis, Dropping statements at the police station is just a waste of time because the Nigerian police are criminals who will cover up any story if brided.

At this moment, just forget about the video footage because if has already been altered or worse deleted. Would have been better if you had a video coverage of the whole scenario. (arguments and brouhaha after discovering your missing items)

You would have conquered flawlessly

Learn your lesson never to drop your possessions at public places. We learn everyday ma'am. Sorry for your loss.

A shìthole indeed, thanks Trump for opening our eyes by keeping it real.

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by FrancisDozie: 12:14am On Jan 27
Such petty theft happen in Lagos state, yet they
keep lying to us, that is heaven on earth.
What a poor customer service they got.
Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by AMvanquish: 12:15am On Jan 27
Publish it to the whole world.. On Twitter, Instablog etc. This could happen to anyone and they should have handled it better than this. Very unprofessional and disappointing I must say..

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by Jamaticulus(m): 12:15am On Jan 27
Won ti funnn yiin legbegbee grin

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by iyke926(m): 12:16am On Jan 27
helphelp:
They should have had "Bags, phones and other valuables are kept at owner's risk"

I'm sure una go carry una bags go buy the ice cream.

12-5pm....una no get work
Dude, can't you read the part she said "On Sunday 21st of January...."

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by sacluxisback(m): 12:16am On Jan 27
Obinovictor:
Spilling it online is a huge step, but what/who are they protecting? Their image or the thief?

The image ofcourse, they will sacrifice the thief later

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by tyosho: 12:17am On Jan 27
They could have just silently accepted responsibility and worked out a way to compensate you.Instead they went the naija way of lying first and this is the cost of that.

Anyway this is good.Share on all SM platforms you have accounts with.Let them come out publicly to issue a statement.

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by UjSizzle(f): 12:19am On Jan 27
helphelp:
They should have had "Bags, phones and other valuables are kept at owner's risk"

I'm sure una go carry una bags go buy the ice cream.

12-5pm....una no get work
It's a Sunday and we got there at different hours.
First person by 12.
Next two by 2 and the 4th person by 3pm.
So technically we spent only 2hrs together.

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by tunes1102: 12:19am On Jan 27
Don't worry, I am sure they will respond soon. They will not take it serious until they see how serious you are about it.

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by fidet1(m): 12:21am On Jan 27
Useless management. My car was burgled at their Wuse outlet in 2016. Right in front of Coldstone, with more than 3 security guys. The foolish security men said it appears the burglars are using 'juju'. Awon were

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by XX01(f): 12:21am On Jan 27
I have had a similar issue but with their sister company, Domino Pizza at Emperoh Estate beside Novare Mall.

I went there with my kids to get pizza. When I got to the cashpoint, I called my husband to ask what he wanted which I relayed to them. My kids wanted to pee so I took them to their toilet. By the time I returned, I started looking for my phone.

I checked my bag, pockets, toilet etc It was nowhere in sight. I told them my issue and they said it cannot be a staff. I asked to view the CCTV and they said it can only be viewed by their HQ. That I should come back later that day. I asked to talk to their manager and they said he wasn't around.

Someone mentioned that they were viewing the CCTV so I should wait. Ate the pizza, left the kids to play a bit. Went back to ask and they started another story. At this point, I lost it and started making a scene. Someone said I should check my car. Why should I when I made a call right there.

Tracked the phone via Google and it pointed to the phone being at that spot before it went offline. They told me to go and they would call me when they could view the CCTV. I left as I had a movie to catch thinking that the phone was lost forever. Only to get to my unlocked car, to see the phone there.

I checked the last call and it showed that it was to my husband 15 minutes ago which was when I was in the pizza place. Didn't bother to go back as I knew they were covering for their employee. Seems like it is their new modus operandi.

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by ipobarecriminals: 12:22am On Jan 27
undecided report to Maroko Police when Military barrack isn't far .Tell dem u have 300k plus latest Samsung. mobile phone in ur bag .No time

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by free2ryhme: 12:23am On Jan 27
UjSizzle:
It's a long read but bear with me.

On Sunday the 21st of January, I was at Coldstone creamery Admiralty way Lekki with my girlfriends between 12pm and 5pm. We were the only customers seated there when we went to get ice creams. Our bags were left on the chairs we occupied. When we got back, my bag was gone.

We alerted the staff to narrate the incident and told them we saw one of their staff heading towards our sitting area while we were getting ice cream. They found said staff but he denied taking any bag. Considering where the bag was kept, you’d have to be at our table to see it.
1. First he said he came to clean our table but saw a bag and concluded the customers were still around.
2. Then he changed his story saying he never came near our table but went to clean other tables. How could he have gone to clean already
clean, unoccupied tables? No other customers were using the sitting area.
3. Afterwards he said he came to pack the cups on the table, but we didn’t have any cups on the table prior to getting our ice creams.

I inquired about the security detail I always find in their shops and was told they only stay at the door. I know that’s not true.

Then we asked to see their CCTV footage. The stories became weird at this point.
1. First the lady in charge, Kera said the cameras cover only the cash point. Odd, I was staring at one that had a clear view of the stairs and our seats.
2. When we pointed that out she said they had no access to view footages and only the head office (at Saka, VI) could do that. She claimed to have called them and was told the IT unit weren't working on Sunday. I still don't understand how that works.
3. Shortly after another female staff (didn't get her name) came to apologise for the theft and assured us the video footage was being watched beginning when we came into the establishment. We asked if we could view it too and was told it was ‘confidential’. Even banks allow customers with grievances view their CCTV footage. So we told her to start at 2pm instead of 12pm.

Again, Kera who claimed the videos could only be viewed from the HQ came back and we asked her if she found anything. She asked who’d given us that information and we pointed to her colleague, who came back to deny what she said about the viewing. The whole thing became suspicious like these people were hiding something.

We told them the police would get involved and the story would be published online. It’s increasingly impossible to trust companies these days.
Kera pleaded we give her till Monday to give feedback on the video.

By 3pm on Monday she called me to say, “I’m sorry but the camera wasn't recording anything. We found out the memory crashed.”

It took them 7hrs (between 8am and 3pm) to ascertain the memory crashed and their CCTV wasn’t recording a thing on Sunday. Are they saying we can’t even be assured of customer safety in their premises; is that how little we mean to them? I wonder if the story would be the same if someone had robbed them.

My friend even sent a message to their Instagram account, saying if a response wasn’t given we’d make this issue public, and they promised to forward the case to their customer service unit and an agent will contact me. They requested for and received my number and email address on Monday 22/01/18 night and I still haven't been contacted.

I took the case to Maroko police station on Tuesday 23/01/18 and gave a statement. The manager of Admiralty branch was issued an invitation by the DPO. Someone named Chuks confirmed receipt of the IV, yet they never showed up.

My lawyer wrote to their head office on Wednesday detailing the issue, actions taken and further steps we’ll take. Still, we received no feedback from them. I've been informed they were advised not to comment on the matter at the branch. Classic.

Everything so far feels like an elaborate cover up by a company with something to hide. All we asked for was a view of their cctv footage to see what really happened. All we’ve got so far are suspicious stories. It's so disheartening that they have handled this case like it's nothing. I have valuable items I consider priceless in that tote bag and Coldstone Creamery (Eat N’ Go ltd) is behaving like it’s a non-issue. What’s stopping me from suspecting this might be a regular occurrence where customers mysteriously lose items and the company hides behind a liability clause?

It's been a very frustrating week, and still I've been the only thing holding back my friends from spilling this story online before now because I wanted a clean resolution. I've been very civil; going through the appropriate channels to get this resolved but the company has proven it prefers to play dirty by feeding us lies and frustrating our efforts. Perhaps I’ll learn to be more dramatic and cause a scene in the future.

Getting this kind of treatment from a favourite brand is extremely disappointing. You can do better than this.


They think some Nigerians will leave the matter to God

they just got caught in their own game grin

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by jaxxy(m): 12:25am On Jan 27
Totally ridiculous and unacceptable. Did u speak with the manager of the branch? The cleaner in question needs to be interrogated by police. This is disgraceful and cold stone needs to be held accountable. If ure certain u were the only people in there when ur bag got stolen.

Also if other cameras recorded that day except the one facing ur table that shows evidence of a conspiracy or cover up. The IT personal in charge of the recordings shud be questioned. There are protocols to veiw a cctv footage ask the police for dat or the eatery manager. I wud like u to take this up accordingly. It may cost u bt u need to clear the matter up and know wat happened to ur bag.

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by UjSizzle(f): 12:25am On Jan 27
FatGuy:
Wait!
First and foremost, I admire the way you write, it shows you are educated.
Secondly, you sound rich, and I believe you are.
But what I don't understand is bringing this to a public forum after reporting to the Police! Why is everybody suddenly trying to get sympathy from the public at the detriment of others? Truth be told, what those guys Coldstone Creamery were trying to do was just ''playing safe'', and you should have given them reasonable time even before reporting to the police.
Thank you.
Thank you.

Because the only true way to get anyone's attention in this country is to take it to the public court.

I was only following protocol. I don't enjoy spilling my business online, but I also don't like being lied to repeatedly especially after I offered a hand of civility.

They messed up a full week for me and caused me enough emotional trauma to last the year.

I'm not looking for public sympathy; that's not what this is about.
I simply want people to know the level of nonsense we deal with in this country.

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Re: Coldstone Creamery Is Trying To Cover Up A Theft At Their Lekki Outlet by IdeyFindWife: 12:28am On Jan 27
UjSizzle:
It's a long read but bear with me.

On Sunday the 21st of January, I was at Coldstone creamery Admiralty way Lekki with my girlfriends between 12pm and 5pm. We were the only customers seated there when we went to get ice creams. Our bags were left on the chairs we occupied. When we got back, my bag was gone.

We alerted the staff to narrate the incident and told them we saw one of their staff heading towards our sitting area while we were getting ice cream. They found said staff but he denied taking any bag. Considering where the bag was kept, you’d have to be at our table to see it.
1. First he said he came to clean our table but saw a bag and concluded the customers were still around.
2. Then he changed his story saying he never came near our table but went to clean other tables. How could he have gone to clean already
clean, unoccupied tables? No other customers were using the sitting area.
3. Afterwards he said he came to pack the cups on the table, but we didn’t have any cups on the table prior to getting our ice creams.

I inquired about the security detail I always find in their shops and was told they only stay at the door. I know that’s not true.

Then we asked to see their CCTV footage. The stories became weird at this point.
1. First the lady in charge, Kera said the cameras cover only the cash point. Odd, I was staring at one that had a clear view of the stairs and our seats.
2. When we pointed that out she said they had no access to view footages and only the head office (at Saka, VI) could do that. She claimed to have called them and was told the IT unit weren't working on Sunday. I still don't understand how that works.
3. Shortly after another female staff (didn't get her name) came to apologise for the theft and assured us the video footage was being watched beginning when we came into the establishment. We asked if we could view it too and was told it was ‘confidential’. Even banks allow customers with grievances view their CCTV footage. So we told her to start at 2pm instead of 12pm.

Again, Kera who claimed the videos could only be viewed from the HQ came back and we asked her if she found anything. She asked who’d given us that information and we pointed to her colleague, who came back to deny what she said about the viewing. The whole thing became suspicious like these people were hiding something.

We told them the police would get involved and the story would be published online. It’s increasingly impossible to trust companies these days.
Kera pleaded we give her till Monday to give feedback on the video.

By 3pm on Monday she called me to say, “I’m sorry but the camera wasn't recording anything. We found out the memory crashed.”

It took them 7hrs (between 8am and 3pm) to ascertain the memory crashed and their CCTV wasn’t recording a thing on Sunday. Are they saying we can’t even be assured of customer safety in their premises; is that how little we mean to them? I wonder if the story would be the same if someone had robbed them.

My friend even sent a message to their Instagram account, saying if a response wasn’t given we’d make this issue public, and they promised to forward the case to their customer service unit and an agent will contact me. They requested for and received my number and email address on Monday 22/01/18 night and I still haven't been contacted.

I took the case to Maroko police station on Tuesday 23/01/18 and gave a statement. The manager of Admiralty branch was issued an invitation by the DPO. Someone named Chuks confirmed receipt of the IV, yet they never showed up.

My lawyer wrote to their head office on Wednesday detailing the issue, actions taken and further steps we’ll take. Still, we received no feedback from them. I've been informed they were advised not to comment on the matter at the branch. Classic.

Everything so far feels like an elaborate cover up by a company with something to hide. All we asked for was a view of their cctv footage to see what really happened. All we’ve got so far are suspicious stories. It's so disheartening that they have handled this case like it's nothing. I have valuable items I consider priceless in that tote bag and Coldstone Creamery (Eat N’ Go ltd) is behaving like it’s a non-issue. What’s stopping me from suspecting this might be a regular occurrence where customers mysteriously lose items and the company hides behind a liability clause?

It's been a very frustrating week, and still I've been the only thing holding back my friends from spilling this story online before now because I wanted a clean resolution. I've been very civil; going through the appropriate channels to get this resolved but the company has proven it prefers to play dirty by feeding us lies and frustrating our efforts. Perhaps I’ll learn to be more dramatic and cause a scene in the future.

Getting this kind of treatment from a favourite brand is extremely disappointing. You can do better than this.



It's like you don't need money!

When me, I'm looking for this type of litigation, eh?

Make outlandish claims! Sue them for every last profit they haven't yet made in 2018! Call for outrageously expensive payback. Tell your lawyer to do his job sins on your next visit, go there with SARS guys and let them loose top intimidate without causing provable harm!

They'll sit up!

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