Crime Watch

Serial thief arrested for third time after release from jail

The Lagos state police has revealed that it re-arrested a 20-year-old ex-convict, Abdul-Lateef Mutiu, for allegedly stealing a mobile phone.

The Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Lagos made this known via statement on its official X handle @rrslagos767, posted on Thursday.

The statement said the eagle eyed operatives of RRS arrested the chronic thief on Wednesday in the Ketu area of the state.

“Around 9:30 pm, yesterday, eagle eyed operatives of RRS arrested one Abdul-Lateef Mutiu, 20, an ex-convict after snatching an Infinix Hot 30, valued at N93, 000:00 from an Uber driver in Ketu.

“The suspect, after snatching the phone from the driver, attempted to escape when the officers arrested him,” it stated.

According to RRS, the suspect confessed that he had been operating in the area since 2018 and had been arrested twice before.

The Commander of RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, has now directed that the phone be handed over to its owner while the suspect is charged to court immediately.