Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RSS), Lagos Police Command have arrested one Emmanuel Alowonle, 18, who was captured by a CCTV camera, stealing from a commuter’s handbag in the Oshodi area of the State.
The suspect, a native of Ondo State, disclosed during interrogation that he came to Lagos about two years ago and works as a bus conductor in the area.
The mobile CCTV camera was parading oshodi when it sighted Emmanuel in the crowd picking from a commuter’s handbag.
Alowonle was arrested after stealing from another commuter’s handbag on the walkway.
The CCTV camera is jointly managed and put to use by both the RRS operatives and technical assistance by Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Unit (LRU).
Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said that there would be no hiding place for those who come to Lagos to perpetrate crime, adding that the police would fish them out of their hiding.
The suspect has been handed over to the security task force for further investigation.