During a gospel event "The Experience" which took place in Lagos, a young man was caught with seven stolen phones.
The suspect, Lateef Nurudeen of 10, Obadina Street, Lagos Island, was captured by men of Rapid Response Squad toward the beginning of December 2017 at around 12:45 a.m. at the program in Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
Lateef, 19-year-old, who was in the organization of his six other friend in the event, was located holding a pack where he covered the seven stolen telephones.
The suspect who on interrogation by the officers presented on the scene of the event told the police on cross examination that he was a hair stylist.
On further investigation, Lateef revealed that he saw the pack underneath a flower bed because he could not give a sustainable answer for the phones he was caught with.
Found inside his bag were seven distinct mobiles telephones, charms and tote. The tote contained personality card and ATM plastic having a place with one Chris Nkum Chinedu.
The suspect, sources uncovered, admitted to being the proprietor of the charms found inside the pack. PoliticsNGR learnt that he utilized the charms for assurance.
As of now, investigators have found four owners of the seven telephones remaining three phones. The ownere, who got to the RRS headquarter in Alausa were:
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The four owners showed up at the RRS central command after officers called their relatives whose numbers were found on the stolen telephones.
The owners who have been searching for their cell phones before leaving the ground of the program noticed that they didn't know when their telephones were stolen from their bags and pockets.
One of the owners, Ukwajiuba, expressed that promptly he found that his telephone was missing, he revealed the theft at Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos, where his information were taken.
The suspect, Lateef, an ex-convict expressed that he saw the bag inside the flower at TBS yet claimed up to being the owner of the charms found inside the sack. He admitted that the two charms found in the packs were for his assurance, adding that he went to the congregation program to pray and not to take.
Defending his possession of charms at church crusade, he said, “I pray a lot. The charms are for my personal protection. They have been with me for ages. They were specially prepared for my protection against evil. I came to the crusade to pray.
My friends that took to their heels when police started questioning me are confirmed troublemakers. They were at the programme only to cause commotion. That is what they do and how they make a living.
I am a troublemaker too but I came to that church programme to pray and not to steal. My friends ran because they knew I would be arrested. I pray a lot and that was why I was at the programme’, he stated.
Endeavors to find the Lateef's companions who were with him at the event by RRS failed as they have all scamped their forts.The Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal said that the case be exchanged quickly to the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department while endeavors be escalated to capture every single other speculate engaged with the robbery.
He requested that the stolen telephones be discharged to their owners once they can give confirmation of possession.
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