A Twitter user has taken to the micro-blogging platform to raise an alarm about a phone thief who has been operating in the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) area for over two years.
According to the Twitter user, identified as @Mahmoud_Damisi, the thief is audacious, and all attempts to apprehend him over the past two years have been unsuccessful.
It’s gathered that after stealing his victims’ phones, he demands a ransom before returning the devices.
Unlike other typical thieves, his modus operandi is distinct. After stealing a phone, he waits for the owner to call and then moves the conversation to Telegram for negotiation. Once an agreement is reached, he selects a location for the victim to retrieve the phone.
“This guy has been Terrorising FUNAAB for more than 2 years now. I can’t explain how he does his Theft, but I can assure you that even if you lock your door, you are still not safe from his kleptomaniacal range.
“This guy is uniquely different from other Thieves. After siezing your phone away from you, he’d wait for you to call and move the conversation to Telegram for negotiation. Upon reaching a bargain, he would map a location for you to pick your phone. Bobo yi yawerey gaaaan!!!!!!.” Mahmoud wrote on Twitter.
This guy has been Terrorising FUNAAB for more than 2 years now. I can't explain how he does his Theft, but I can assure you that even if you lock your door, you are still not safe from his kleptomaniacal range. pic.twitter.com/dv8fLow1H6
— Ajayi (@Mahmoud_Damisi) June 26, 2023