The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a couple after they were allegedly caught on a mobile Closed Circuit Television, CCTV, camera robbing some commuters.
According to the police, the suspects, Segun Latoye and Toyin Samuel, who were arrested on Friday by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, were 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 also said that two other suspects, names given as a 19-year-old Jelili Ganiu, and Samson Owolabi, 23, were arrested in the area after being caught by the CCTV for related offences.
They were reportedly spotted stealing a mobile phone from a passerby on a pedestrian bridge in the Oshodi area.
The police said they were were being 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.
Oti said that “the command would continue to apply technology in combating crime.”
The Police PRO added that the suspects would be charged to court at the end of investigation