A young man who was caught on camera stealing a phone from a shop in Computer Village, Ikeja Lagos 2 weeks ago has been arrested by police officers in Ogun state. The video footage from the CCTV camera installed in the shop where the man stole the phone when he noticed the shop attendant was distracted helped to identify the man’s face which aided the police during their investigation.
The event occurred on the 16th of February and he has been on the run ever since before finally being tracked to Ogun State by Rapid Response Squad (RRS)
According to RRS operatives;
His name is Timilehin Olaniyi and he is the phone thief whose CCTV footage of him stealing a phone (iPhone 8) at a shop in Computer Village went viral.
Also, the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operatives Lagos Command arrested Sheu and his 23-year-old son, Farouk Ibrahim, after undercover RRS operatives busted them at Itire area of Lagos for selling Tramadol and other addictive stimulants to school pupils.
It was gathered that the suspects lurked around schools where the pupils approach them to get the substances. But Sheu denied lurking around schools, insisting that the pupils came to his shop to buy two capsules of the stimulants.
“I don’t use to go to any school. The children used to come to my shop to buy Tramadol. I sell two capsules for N30 to them. I sell about six sachets everyday. I only sell to those in secondary schools. Primary school children used to come but I don’t sell to them.”
Parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police Lagos state, Imohimi Edgal, said they were arrested after officials of the state Ministry of Women Affairs got information that some primary and secondary school pupils indulged in hard drugs in the area.