A 20-year-old ex-convict, Abdul-Lateef Mutiu, has been apprehended by operatives of the Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Lagos for allegedly stealing a phone.
The security unit disclosed this on Thursday in a statement posted on its official X handle @rrslagos767, saying that the eagle-eyed operatives of RRS arrested the suspect on Wednesday in the Ketu area of the state.
“Around 9:30 pm, yesterday, eagle eyed operatives of RRS arrested one Abdul-Lateef Mutiu, 20, an ex-convict after snatching an Infinix Hot 30, valued at N93, 000:00 from an Uber driver in Ketu.
“The suspect, after snatching the phone from the driver, attempted to escape when the officers arrested him,” it stated.
According to RRS, the suspect confessed that he had been operating in the area since 2018 and had been arrested twice before.
The Commander of RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, has now directed that the phone be handed over to its owner while the suspect is charged to court immediately.
In another news, a 16-year-old Quranic pupil, Al-amin Babatunde Sulyman, has been declared missing in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.
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Al-amin, a student of Zamratul Arabic School in the Okekere area of Ilorin metropolis, was last seen on September 23, 2023, on his way to the school, but has not been found till date.
Efforts by the parents to locate the missing boy since then have not yielded any positive results, NIGERIACRIME gathered.
His father, Imam Muhammadu Salihu, reportedly brought the boy from Lagos to acquire Quranic education in Ilorin in 2015.
Imam said he brought Al-amin from Ikorodu in Lagos State to acquire Quranic education after completing his JSS 3 Western education.
According to the father, efforts to locate his son proved unsuccessful, while the matter has been reported to the police.
Imam lamented that the family has not been contacted since the fateful day the boy was declared missing by anyone to demand ransom for his release if abducted by suspected kidnappers.
The distraught father appealed to the members of the public to assist and take the missing boy to any nearest police station if found.
Efforts to reach the spokesman of the state police command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, on the matter proved abortive in Ilorin on Wednesday.