19 year old Lateef Nurudeen of 10, Obadina Street, Lagos Island pictured above, was arrested by men of RRS on December, 1st 2017 at about 12:45 a.m. at the musical concert tagged ‘The Experience’ in Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos for pickpocketing, He was arrested with seven phones he had stolen from worshippers that had come to the Christian concert.
Lateef, 19, who was in the company of his six other colleagues at the convention, was sighted holding a bag where he concealed the seven stolen phones, on interception by the officers claimed that he was a barber.
Found inside the bag were seven different mobiles phones, charms and a purse. The purse contained an identity card and ATM debit card. The suspect confessed to be the owner of the charms found inside the bag and claimed that the charms are for protection.
Defending being in possession of charms at a church crusade, he said “I pray a lot. The charms are for my personal protection. They have been with me for ages. They were specially prepared for my protection against evil. I came to the crusade to pray’
Investigators have identified four owners of the seven phones after officers called their relatives whose numbers were found on the stolen phones and they have reported at the RRS headquarter in Alausa for identification.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal directed that the case be transferred immediately to the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department while effort be intensified to arrest all other suspects involved in the theft.