Ibadan driver into phone theft caught


An Ibadan in Oyo State based driver in the business of stealing phones has been caught.

The suspect, Saheed Abioye, aka Anini was arrested in Osun State where in his own account visited to see his child who lives with a relation.

He owned up to the crime when he was being paraded by the police at the Osogbo headquarters.

The police arrested Anini on suspicion of being into crime after the Anti-Cultism Squad of the State Police Command chanced to meet him on his way from a church vigil where he had attended a night vigil, purposely to steal phones.

He said he slept off during the service and so his mission was unaccomplished.

Some of his words, “By the time I woke up, the vigil had ended and people were already going home, so I left the church premises. I was unable to steal anything.

“When I got to the Alekuwodo area, before Akindeko Market, I saw a police patrol vehicle and some anti-cultism operatives from Dugbe (divisional headquarters, Osogbo). They stopped me and asked what I had on me and I replied that I had my purse and ID card. They searched me and found no incriminating item.

“They later took me back to the church to confirm if truly I was coming from there. When they asked the pastor, he said he did not see me in church, so they took me back to Dugbe Police Station.

“Later, my video was recorded and sent to other stations and some operatives, who had arrested me in the past, identified me as an expert in the theft of phones. I don’t steal cars, motorcycles or any other thing except phones.”

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