‘How We Steal Phones From Prostitutes In Ogun And Resell To Lagos Prostitutes’ -Suspects
“As planned, David was to sneak into my own room at about 3:00a.m. steal my phone and hers. In the morning, we began to look for the phones, to the point that even the hotel workers joined us. We sold the itel android phone for N20,000 to another prostitute, one Chimedi, popularly called Cyndi in Abule-Egba, Lagos, where we usually visit and shared the proceed.
“In another incident, sometime in April, I met a lady in a public transport. I spoke with the lady and invited her to our regular drinking bar. On a fateful day, as usual, David and I planned how to steal the lady’s mobile phone and flee the scene. When the lady arrived the bar, I purposely used the lady’s phone till the battery went low. I offered to help her charge the phone inside the bar. She agreed and released it to me despite my being a stranger.
“I kept the phone in my pocket and walked out to tell her I was helping her to charge it. I then pretended I was receiving calls, and stepped outside the bar from where I fled on a motorcycle and David followed suit. We proceeded to the Abule-Egba brothel to sell the phone as usual. We sold the phone to a sex worker. It was here RRS officers tracked the phone to us and arrested us with some of the stolen phones,” he narrated.
The suspects have been transferred to the SCID for further investigations. Speaking on the development, the command’s spokesman, Chike Oti warned Lagosians to be cautious of criminals pretending to be helpers. He added that the command would be unrelenting in its onslaught against criminals still operating in the state.