Three ex-convicts were arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos Police Command, in the earlier hours of Sunday.
This was possible following the tip off from their victim, Olasunkanmi Oyelakin, who alerted the Police that his blackberry phone was stolen by the suspects during early morning traffic around Bolade, Oshodi.
“I knew I couldn’t handle the three of them all alone, so I informed the RRS operatives who followed me down to the place where he was arrested”, Oyelakin explained
The victim recounted his ordeals to the Police, “I was on my way to Ajah at about 6:30 a.m, I saw Adekunle Mustapha pass by the bus I boarded. Unknown to me, he was monitoring me. A few minutes later, I noticed a missed call on my phone, and as I brought out the phone, Mustapha took the phone from me through the bus window and ran away. Because there was traffic, I made no attempt to struggle with him, but got down from the nearest bus-stop and I began to monitor him. I noticed that he had regrouped with his friends and one of them was telling him to hand over the phone he stole from me”
The robbery suspects are, Adekunle Mustapha, 21, Popoola Olumide, 20 and Femi Amusa, 20.