Lagos - The Police in Lagos have
arrested three suspected pickpockets at a spot where they were trying to share
The command’s spokesman, DSP Joseph Offor, who disclosed the
arrest in a statement on Monday in Lagos, said the suspects specialised in
stealing money and phones in public transport.
The statement gave their names as Ebuka Ekujere , 28; Monsuru
Onanuga, 32, and Segun Alao, 30, noting that they were arrested on Friday at
about 1.20 p.m.
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"The trio were arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response
Squad, of Lagos State Police Command at Eko Hotel area in Lagos Island.
"They snatched a mobile phone from a motorist using
tricycle. The suspects were apprehended when they were discussing about how to
share their day’s loot.
"Ebuka had successfully stole the handset from a motorist
and had initially settled his accomplices with N3,000 for keeping shut on
sighting him while removing the phone,’’ it said.
The statement quoted the officer as saying that they would
soon be charged to court.