Serial Phone Thief arrested in Lagos


Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested a serial phone thief who journeys in and out of the state for the sole purpose of phone theft.

Serial Phone Thief Balogun arrested in Lagos
Alleged Phone Thief Olajide Balogun | Source:


The suspect is 36-year-old Olajide Balogun, an indigene of Akoko, Ondo State, Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu said.

Balogun was arrested by a RRS decoy team, who monitored as he was carting away his loot on a motorcycle, along Shasha road in Alimosho.

The suspect, on sighting the operatives, jumped off the motorcycle and ran away before he was arrested.

Upon interrogation, he confessed to the crime and demonstrated his modus operandi when stealing phones.

Balogun confessed to having receivers at Computer Village and named one ‘Emeka’ as his major receiver.

The suspect will be charged to court in line with the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.

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