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RRS Operatives Arrest Chairman Of Pickpockets In Oshiodi



Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos State Police Command have arrested a self-acclaimed chairman of pickpockets in Oshodi, Ibrahim Kasali and 20 other suspects alleged to be involved in stealing and robbing innocent members of public in the area.

Shiodi Road

According to eyewitnesses, the operatives combed Mosafejo, Bolade, Oshodi Oke and Oshodi under bridge and arrested the hoodlums and social miscreants, who were waiting for early morning rush to pickpocket passers-by and passengers.
Kasali, the prime suspect, who is popularly known as the  Ibrahim Babangida of Oshodi was nabbed during the operation, while being chased by passengers of a bus which he boarded to pickpocket.
It was gathered that Kasali is feared by his colleagues for his ruthlessness and popularity.

An eyewitness was quoted as saying that “some colleagues of the pickpocket chairman earlier arrested gave him out as their leader and that he is the one that goes around collecting stolen items and sharing the proceeds from the sale of these items to his colleagues-in-crime after selling them”.

Kasali added that one of his accomplices also arrested, Ibrahim Yusuf, 18, from Ogun State was released from prison for the eighth time.
However, our correspondent gathered that on completion of the preliminary screening, four out of 21 arrested suspects who could provide satisfactory information about their identity were released.
Amongst the suspects arrested were: Bello Fatai, Oladimeji Ajisafe, Hassan Adeyemi, Jubril Olamilekan and Babalola Ahmed. Others were, Junior Vincent, Rilwan Oyinsola, Sadiq Taofeek, Kazeem Taiwo, Mutiu Rasheed, Ayodele Adeeko and Sola Omonije to mention but a few.
While confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Superintendent of Police, SP Dolapo Badmos, re-assured people of Lagos, of maximum security in place in the state, adding that the suspects would face the full wrath of law.
The suspects have been transferred to the Lagos State Taskforce on Environment for prosecution.

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