Arrested Pick-pocket Steals In Police Custody

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To prove his mettle as a hardened criminal, a 28-year-old suspect who was arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos state police command at the weekend demonstrated his skills by stealing N1,200 again inside the Police’s office during an interrogation.

Our correspondent gathered that the suspect identified as Deji Ayoola, was hitherto arrested by the patrol team of the squad at Ojodu Berger over the weekend for pick-pocketing of a commuter trying to board a commercial vehicle to the Redemption Camp.

He was said to have succeeded in picking the victim’s pocket before the RRS operatives who sighted him when he was removing the wallet pursued and arrested him.

The victim Ayodele Akerele said, “I collected a sum of N14,500 from Automated Teller Machine (ATM) from a bank at Berger on my way to the Redemption Camp.  However, I had no inkling that my money had been removed. It was about the time to pay fare that I discovered my wallet had disappeared.

“In fact, I had even forgotten about the money until the following day, when an operative from RRS called me that my wallet was recovered from a suspect when they nabbed him. The Policeman added that they found my mobile number inside my wallet which made it easy for them to call me. I was shocked to hear this because I had already lost hope of recovering the money.”

Confessing to the crime, the suspect who claim to be living in Mowe area of Ogun State blamed devil for it.

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