Phone accessories seller, accomplice snatch lady’s phone in Lagos 

… Victim identifies suspect


CITIZENS COMPASS —Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested a 25 year-old phone accessories seller and a 21 year-old factory worker for snatching a lady’s phone and bag in Lagos State. 

The phone accessories seller, Praise Ebube, practices in Obalende while the factory worker, Ogbonna Michael, works at Billings Way, Oregun. 

The suspects were arrested at Billings Way, Oregun, on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, while the operatives were on night patrol. 

They were said to have responded to a distress call that some persons had snatched a lady’s phone and handbag. 

Spokesman, Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Wednesday. 

“Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) while on night patrol yesterday, 20th February, 2024, responded to a distress call that some persons had snatched a lady’s phone and handbag. The operatives arrested the suspects, Praise Ebube ‘m’ aged 25, a phone accessories seller in Obalende, Lagos, and Ogbonna Michael  ‘m’ aged 21, a factory worker at Billings Way, Oregun, Lagos at about 8:30p.m and recovered the victim’s belongings from them as they were attempting to flee the scene.

“Another victim (name withheld) has identified one of the suspects, Praise Ebube, as having robbed him of a Vivo mobile phone worth N105,000,00 at knifepoint at about 10p. m in the same area on the 24th January, 2024. 

“The suspects have given confessional statements while the Commissioner of Police, CP Adegoke Fayoade, mni has directed the Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi to arraign them suspects at the conclusion of investigations.”


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