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  • Updated: April 14, 2024

Lagos: Police arrest dispatch rider over sale of client’s iPhones

Lagos: Police arrest dispatch rider over sale of client’s

The Lagos Rapid Response Squad, RRS, a detachment of the Lagos State Police Command, has arrested a dispatch rider for selling three iPhones worth N1.7 million that were entrusted to him for delivery.

The rider, Matthew Odah, 27, also known as Mr Lemon, was apprehended at Alpha Beach in Lagos after eight months on the run. He was caught with the two purchasers, and one of the iPhones was retrieved. This was revealed in a message posted on the Command's X account on Sunday.

According to the statement, Odah collected one iPhone 14 ProMax (128 GB) and two iPhone 11 (128 and 68 GB) for delivery to a client in Lekki, Lagos, while working as a despatch rider on August 23, 2023. Odah was accused of bolting and turning off his phone after collecting the consignment.

However, police claimed a careful inquiry into the incident led to his arrest at Lemon Bus Stop, Alpha Beach, Lagos, and that the suspect admitted to selling the three iPhones in Obalende for N300,000. It was revealed that the accused would be arraigned after the investigation was completed.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command has arrested eight members of a vicious gang of criminals that specialize in subjecting their victims to several hours of anal sex after dispossessing them of their properties and cash.

The arrest, said to be one of the biggest successes of detectives recently, under the watchful eyes of Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade so far, was made in the highbrow areas of Lekki, Ajah and Ikoyi areas of the state and efforts are in top gear to round up fleeing members of the dreaded gang made up of young men between the ages of 23 and 40.

Police sources, while giving details of the operational strategies of the gang, said the young men usually perpetrate their evil acts by renting living apartments in the highbrow areas of the city after which they embark on a search for their victims.

According to the sources, they normally place notices in strategic areas of the city, advertising job vacancies and acting as estate agents.

Desperate job and accommodation seekers who respond to their adverts would be taken to their apartments usually situated in one of the booming estates where they are subjected to all kinds of torture to force them to release their account details after which they would be forced into several hours of anal sex by members of the gang.

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