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Police Arrest Sales Girl Who Specialises in Stealing Phones in Kogi


By: Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja

Kogi State Police Command has apprehended  a sales girl who specializes on stealing customers handset at the drinking joint.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relation Officer, Willy Aya a copy of which is made available to Journalists in Lokoja on Sunday.

Aya Stated that the operatives attached to ‘B’ Division Felele arrested one Ikaba Augustina who was suspected to have stolen a Samsung Galaxy Note 3x and Infinix Hurt at the Okadigbo drinking joint in Felele,suburb of Lokoja in  Lokoja Local Government of Kogi State.

“The two GSM phones belong to one Dr. Lanre Makinde Hassan of Otikiti, who reported at the Division that, he visited the joint and left on his way home he discovered that his two phones were missing then returned to the joint but could not find the phones on the table where he left them,” He said.

The PPRO noted that acting on the report, detectives attached to ‘B’ Division Felele, Lokoja swung into action through  investigation which was revealed that Ikaba Augustina a sales girl at the joint stole the phones, took it and hide them in the ceiling of her room for nine days before she was arrested.

Unfortunately for her, the electricity in the house where she is living is faulty and her room is the only access to get to the ceiling.

The electrician while trying to repair the light in the ceiling, recovered the phones and handed them over to the landlord one Abdulfatai Yahaya.

In the process, one of the phones was put into use which resulted to attempted fraud of 2.5m in the Zenith Bank. The two phones were recovered from the suspect, while the owner when contacted he confirmed ownership of the items.

The suspect confessed to the crime, while  investigation is in progress.

Aya said that the suspected would soon be charged to court immediately as soon  the investigation is concluded.

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