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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Graduate nabbed in Lagos for stealing mobile phone inside a church

The Lagos State police command have arrested and charged an ex-convict for allegedly stealing a Huawei G73 phone valued at N70,000 inside a church.

The suspect, Williams Okonoboh Eromosele who claimed to be a graduate of accountancy from Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, stole the phone from one Mrs. Ehindinibu Omowunmi at the Church of Resurrection Anglican located at 1004 estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.
It was also reported that the suspect had earlier been arrested in 2016 for stealing money from church offering box at a church in Victoria Island and charged to court. He pleaded guilty to the crime and was jailed for six months.

According to a Police report, the suspect committed the latest crime on 11 December, 2016 when he went to The Church of Resurrection Anglican at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos, to attend their service. Police further alleged that while the church members were praying, the suspect cleverly stole the complainant’s phone and escaped from the church.

The Police stated that when the complainant observed that her phone was missing, she used another phone to call the number of her missing handset, but the suspect received the call and told the complainant that she must pay him N10,000 before he will return the phone to her.

The complainant reported the matter to the DPO in charge of the Bar Beach division, Victoria Island, CSP Olusegun Ajamolaya, who then advised that she play along and pay the money as bait into the account the suspect provided.

The suspect was arrested when he went to the bank to withdraw the money. He was taken to the station and interrogated where he allegedly confessed to the crime.
‘I am an OND holder in accountancy from Auchi Polytechnic and I have not been able to secure job with the certificate. When I came to Lagos and could not secure any job, I went to a church on Victoria Island to steal from church offering box and I was arrested, charged to court and jailed for six months. When I came back, the devil pushed me again as I went to The Church of Resurrection, Anglican, 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos and I was arrested again. I promised to change if am set free from this present case,” he reportedly confessed to the police.’
After the investigation by Inspector Sarah Ojie and her team, the suspect was arraigned before an Igbosere magistrates’ court on a one-count charge of stealing.

The offense, according to police prosecutor, Inspector OketeEjima, is punishable under section 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria.

The accused who pleaded guilty to the crime will reappear in court on 19 April, 2017 for facts and sentencing.

Source: PM News.


Odibe Blessing said...

Good for him

tsalz said...



He's actually stupid,in his mind now he kidnapped a phone then asked for ransom.
Instead of to find something reasonable to do with his life, he resorted to crime. Seems he misses prison and prison can't wait to receive him again.

. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Alloy Chikezie said...

Even pleaded guilty.

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Tayo said...

He should have been beaten to stupour. nonsense thief. Here is how to get a big penis

henryolisa osita said...

his village people dont want any progress come his way.NDI UKE/

baby francey said...

good luck to him

Anonymous said...

Na wah o no respect for house of GOD again oooo

ashtonkase said...

well i feel Lind its bad enough to publish his name.We have thieves that steal beyond taht and never get their names published here.
Athief of such shouldnt be this humiliated though i get your point.all you care is traffic.You can aswell help in rehabilitating him with the money you have if you genuinly mask names of rapists and political thugs on your blog and choose to expose the easy targets.

akpa-ose said...

This guy is under a spell am so sure about it.

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