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Police arrest graduate for stealing phone in church


Police arrest graduate for stealing phone in church

The Lagos State Police Command has ar­rested and charged an ex-convict for alleg­edly stealing a Huawei G73 phone valued at N70,000 inside a church.
The suspect identified as Williams Okonoboh Ero­mosele who claimed to be a graduate of Accountancy from Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, stole the phone from one Mrs Ehin­dinibu Omowunmi at the Church of Resurrection Anglican, 1004 Estate, Vic­toria Island, Lagos.
The suspect is said to have a history of robbery as he had earlier been ar­rested in 2016 for stealing money from church offer­ing box at a church in Vic­toria Island and charged to court. He pleaded guilty to the crime and was jailed for six months.
According to a Police report, the suspect com­mitted the latest crime on December 11, 2016 when he went to attend church service. Police further al­leged that while the church members were praying, the suspect cleverly stole the complainant’s phone and escaped from the church.
The Police stated that when the complainant ob­served that her phone was missing, she used another phone to call the number of her missing handset, but the suspect received the call and told the complain­ant that she must pay him N10,000 before he would return the phone to her.
The complainant re­ported the matter to the DPO in charge of the Bar Beach Police division, Vic­toria Island, CSP Olusegun Ajamolaya, who then ad­vised that she play along and pay the money as bait into the account the sus­pect provided.
The suspect was arrested when he went to the bank to withdraw the money. He was taken to the station and interrogated where he allegedly confessed to the crime.-The Authority
 

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