How We Make N80,000 Daily As Pickpockets –Suspects

Two suspected pickpocket specialists have narrated hot they earn up to N80, 000 per by stealing from their victims.

The suspects who gave their names as Sodiq Olagoke and Lucas Patrick confessed to the crime, saying that they make N80, 000 from the crime.

Luck run out of them as they were arrested by Lagos State Task Force on March 02 2022 after stealing a mobile.

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Sadiq said, “We operate mainly on Tuesdays and Fridays because those are the busiest days of the week and there is usually a lot of hustle and bustle at the bus stops.

“Passengers who make use of their phones while in our bus are usually falsely alerted by the conductor that there is a fight going on in front which would make the passenger pocket the phone then we steal it.”

Africa Investigative Magazine gathered that Lucas Patrick drives the vehicle while his accomplice steals from passengers that boarded the vehicle.

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Hear him: “We make a lot of money from it but unfortunately we spend our proceeds on drinks, women and gambling.

“I was originally a driver of a Danfo bus but when I came across Sodiq one day when he operated successfully in my bus, I decided to go into partnership with him. I drive him around while he steals phones from the passengers,” he said.

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Lagos State Task Force Chairman, CSP Shola Jejeloye, however, vowed that the Agency would make the state uninhabitable for criminal elements.

“We kept on their trail for a few minutes before double-crossing their vehicle at Oshodi, leading to all three occupants taking to their heels,” he said, narrating how the duo was caught.

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