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Thief who has stolen over 240 phones from Lagos commuters arrested while stealing Tecno Camon

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By Osfem | self meida writer
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A man who said he has stolen over 240 phones from commuters in Lagos State and also picks people's pocket has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command, the command announced in the night of Monday, February 22. 

The pickpocket, Ayomide Sikiru, aged 27 years, who is a resident of Akala, Mushin, was arrested around 10:00 p.m. on Sunday night 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.

It was gathered that the man, 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 was said to have denied stealing any phone until officers of the Rapid Response Squad of the state police command stationed at Iyana Oworo searched and found the phone along with an iphone 7 and another mobile phone from his bag. 

According to a statement by the state police command issued by its Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, Sikiru disclosed that he has been in the business of pickpocketing for a year and two months after learning the trick from one Sakiru within 15 days.

He also confessed that he operates only on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

According to the statement: "One pickpocket who was arrested by the men of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has disclosed that he has stolen over 240 mobile phones from Lagos commuters.

"The pickpocket, Ayomide Sikiru, aged 27 years, a resident of Akala, Mushin, was arrested around 10:00 p.m. on Sunday 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, Lagos.

"The man, 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. 

"Sikiru disclosed that he has been in the business of pickpocketing for a year and two months after learning the illegal "business" in 15 days from one Sakiru.

"He also confessed that he operates only on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays."

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