Police Arrests Six Juvenile Robbers In Lagos
Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command over the weekend arrested six teenage mobile phone thieves in the Oshodi. area of Lagos.
The suspects who were brought in batches to the RRS’s Headquarters in Alausa, Ikeja were all apprehended the same day in Oshodi while brazenly dispossessing commuters of their belongings.
According to one of the arrested suspects, Ganiy Rahman, the total number of the gang who terrorised commuters and residents of the area were "50 boys". Rahman stated that the gang operated from the early hours of the day till late in the night.
"Some of us genuinely help people to carry their loads while a lot of us are there to snatch handbags, phones and other valuables from people. At times, we pretend to be helping them but our focus are their valuables. Most times, we work in groups. While the other is helping out, another person is stealing the victim’s valuables either from bag or pocket." Rahman stated.
One of the victims,Sarah Obende, an undergraduate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) said revealed that , she thought she had lost her phone until she was called by the operatives of RRS to come and pick up her phone at the Alausa office of the task force.
Responding to the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, Suprintendent Dolapo Badmos, said Police would leave no stone unturned in getting rid of criminal elements within the State, urging parents to monitor the activities of their wards and children.