A notorious pick-pocket arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) over the weekend, revealed how much he makes in the ‘business’ on a daily basis.
CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, The Chairman of the Taskforce, disclosed that the suspect was nabbed on top of ‘Costain Bridge’ around Surulere area of Lagos, Vanguard reports.
The suspect, Godwin Okafor (31) of No. 127, Ojo Road, Ajegunle, is a leader of a gang who specialises in picking pockets and robbing the public of their valuables such as phones and jewelries.
He confessed during interrogation that has been in the business for a very long time and he graduated from being a conductor to picking people’s pockets
“We have been in this robbery and pick-pocketing business for long as we dispossessed our passengers of their valuables such as wallets, jewelries, including phones which we sold as fairly used to the public”
The suspect also claimed they were making N80,000 to N100,000 everyday after selling the stolen phones and other valuables.