Police Arrests Suspected Laptop/Mobile Phone Thief 

Hyacinth Chinweuba

The Police in Lagos have arrested a 40-year-old Ondo born lone ranger Tope Oladiran ‘m’ with no fixed address.

Zone 2 Spokesperson of the Police, DSP Hauwa Idris Adamu, said the suspect

goes about Ikorodu axis of Lagos looking for whose phone or laptop computer to snatch. He operates during the early hour of the day and late at night.

According to Adamu, he has been putting up with his girlfriend who works in a Hotel as a waitress; with whom he has a child and whenever the lady is not available, Tope hangs within the hotel premises.

The last operation Tope went for which led to his arrest was when he preyed on a woman at Ori-Okuta, Agric area of Ikorodu about 2300hrs on 29th March, 2020.

Tope was unable to rob the woman of her mobile phone before she went into her compound but he somehow got to know that the woman lives alone with her two children in the compound.

The suspect Tope Oladiran ‘m’ did hang around until later that night when he scaled the fence to gain entrance into the compound and was able to enter the building through the kitchen, went upstairs and hit the woman as the frightened woman pleaded for her life and that of her children while she offered him her phone and laptop computer.

The suspect ransacked the whole building and found some frozen food stocked in the freezer and boiled some for himself, went to the victim and told her all he was doing in the kitchen while he threatened to have unlawful canal knowledge of the woman when he is done eating what he was preparing in the kitchen.

While he returned to the kitchen to dish what he had cooked, the helpless woman jumped from upstairs, raised an alarm and called out for help.

The suspect then escaped with the woman’s phone.

The case was then reported to Operatives of the Zonal Monitoring Unit, who after several attempts to get him escaped through the ceiling were finally able to arrest the suspect through native intelligence in Akute axis of Lagos where he was relaxing in a hotel.

Investigation is ongoing and suspect will be accordingly charged to court for prosecution upon completion of same for possible conviction.

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