I make close to N20000 daily from pickpocketing – Suspect caught in Computer Village, Ikeja area of Lagos State. He has admitted to operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS), that he made at least N20000 everyday trading stolen phones.
Lawal Daodu, 31, was on Friday arrested at around 5:00 p.m.
when he unsuccessfully picked a cell phone from the pocket of someone passing by in Ikeja Under-Bridge.
Lawal was arrested when he was trying to lift the phone from the pocket of his third victim.
He was immediately detained by the RRS officers appointed to the Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) stationed at Ikeja Under-Bridge.
Just as the suspect was revealing the source of the phones in his ownership, one of his victims, who was trying to catch a sight of what was happening saw his phone in his hands.
Lawal later confessed to the police that he operates in computer village in Ikeja and Tafawa Balewa square in Lagos Island.
“On Friday, I was in Computer Village as usual. I have picked two phones in the morning, which I sold to my customers in Computer Village.
“In the afternoon, I resumed picking few phones. I was picking the third one when the owner raised an alarm, which attracted the attention of the RRS men.