A 28-year old suspect who was
arrested by the operatives of the
Rapid Response Squad (RRS) for
pick-pocketing proved his mettle by
stealing N1,200 again inside the
Police’s office during an interrogation.
The suspect, Deji Ayoola, was
nabbed by the patrol team of the
squad at Ojodu Berger at the
weekend for pick-pocketing a
commuter trying to board a
commercial vehicle to the Redemption Camp.
He had successfully perpetrated the
crime before the RRS operatives who sighted him when he was removing the wallet pursued and arrested him.
Speaking with the victim over the
incident, 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”, he stated.
The suspect who lived at Mowe area
of Ogun State, confessed to the crime and blamed devil for it.
“I truly removed the wallet from his
(victim) pocket before I was arrested by the policemen. They bundled me to their office immediately. It was the devil who pushed me into the act. I pray to God to forgive me”, he pleaded.
It was gathered that during his
interrogation at the RRS’s
headquarters in Alausa, the suspect
showed his skill again by stylishly
stepping on a N1,200 which fell from a police woman’s pocket while she was removing her cell phone from her pocket.
When the money dropped on the
floor, rather than draw her attention
to the money, he pocketed it.
Unknown to him, another suspect
had seen him when he was hiding
the money and immediately alerted the officer that the money she was
looking for was with the suspect.
The Lagos State Police Public
Relations Officer (PPRO),
Superintendent of Police, SP Dolapo
Badmus, who confirmed the
incident, said the crime rate in the
state has drastically reduced. The suspect has been transferred to
the State Environmental Taskforce