The Lagos State Police Rapid Response Squad has arrested a suspected pickpocket, Ayomide Sikiru, 27, who had allegedly stolen over 240 mobile phones from commuters.
The PPRO stated that Sikiru was arrested around 10pm after he successfully picked a Tecno Camon 12 from the handbag of an elderly woman when she was trying to board a commercial bus to Ojodu-Berger.
“The suspect, after stealing the phone, tried to alight from the bus, but was restrained by a passenger, who challenged him to return the phone he stole. He denied stealing any phone until RRS officers stationed at Iyana Oworo searched and recovered the phone along with an iPhone 7 and another mobile phone from his bag. The owners of the phones were contacted immediately,” Adejobi stated.
In compliance with the order of the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, men of the RRS on enforcement of COVID-19 protocols impounded nine vehicles in Agege.
Adejobi stated that the vehicles were impounded by the Commander, RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, adding that they included six Danfo buses, a Toyota Hilux, Honda Accord car and Ford pickup.Follow us on social media