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CCTV catches Lagos couple robbing commuters

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a couple after they were allegedly caught on a mobile Closed Circuit Television camera robbing some commuters.

The police said the suspects – Segun Latoye and Toyin Samuel – were arrested on Friday after being caught on camera three times in Oshodi dispossessing passersby of their belongings .

“ On the last footage, they dispossessed a young lady of her bag containing two mobile phones and some amount of money .

“ They were captured by camera hurriedly boarding a bus after hypnotising their victim . However , the lady regained her consciousness a few minutes later and reported the incident to RRS officers who contacted the mobile CCTV van for footage of the area where the incident took place.

“ Their pictures were shown to selected people in Oshodi . Those people were asked to contact RRS officers whenever they noticed the suspects in Oshodi .

“ The suspects , who claimed to be husband and wife , confessed to the crime after seeing their video, ” the RRS said on Sunday .
The police added that two other suspects – Jelili Ganiu ( 19 ), and Samson Owolabi ( 23 ) – were arrested in the area after being caught by the CCTV for related offences .

The duo were reportedly spotted stealing a mobile phone from a passerby on a pedestrian bridge in the Oshodi area .

They were said to have been monitored through the CCTV passing the stolen item to another suspect , said to be at large .
The men were later trailed by policemen and arrested at the pedestrian bridge .

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer , SP Chike Oti, confirmed the arrests. He noted that the command would continue to apply technology in combating crime , adding that the suspects would be charged to court at the end of investigation.

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