An Igbo man in his thirties has been arrested by the Surulere Division of Lagos State Police Command for phone theft.
The man whose name was given as Ifeanyi Odieze Ezenagu is said to have robbed over 30 women since he took to stealing phones.
This was made known in a statement released by SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesman of Lagos State Police Command on Saturday evening.
The statement said Ifeanyi commits his crimes by luring his victims which are always ladies to hotels, where he drugs them and then steals their phones.
The police statement read, “Detectives of Surulere Division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Ifeanyi Odieze Ezenagu ‘m’ aged 34 for allegedly robbing six women of their belongings.”
“The suspect robbed the women of their 3 iPhones 12, 2 iPhones 11 Pro Max, 1 iPhone XR, one Nokia phone, one wristwatch and one gold necklace, with a total value of N2,368,000, after he lured them to a hotel, where he laced their drinks, resulting in their falling into a deep slumber.”
The police statement added that the search will continue for those who purchased stolen phones from him.
“Preliminary investigations reveal that the suspect has no fixed address but lures women to different hotels where he drugs and robs them clean. Investigations further reveal that he has robbed over thirty women since he ventured into this crime. While the stolen items have all been recovered before he could dispose of them, investigation is on to apprehend receivers of stolen items he works with. Suspects will be arraigned at the end of investigation.”
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc assures all residents of Lagos that the command will continue to work towards the decimation of crime and criminality in the Centre of Excellence. He equally enjoins Nigerians to be vigilant and report any suspicious happening to security agencies,” the statement read.