RRS Arrests Thief Who Has Been Jailed 7 Times For Stealing A Driver's Phone ( Pics )

Physinews:(note: N in this post represent Naira(Nigeria Currency) Please I Don’t Want To Be Imprisoned For The
Eighth Time And The Third Time This Year –
In a record chasing history that is close to
Guinness book of record, a 41 year-old man
arrested by the operatives of the Rapid
Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State in Nigeria.

Police for stealing the phone of his helper has
pleaded that he should be assisted from going
to prison the eighth time.

The suspect, Emmanuel Oyewunmi, from Ikale,
Ondo State, was arrested by the operatives on
Friday night at Ojodu-Berger Bus Stop for
stealing N600 and a phone from a bus driver
and a passenger.

Oyewunmi, before now, has been on the
wanted list of RRS’s (Rapid Response Squad)operatives for stealing a
Samsung Galaxy S4 belonging to one Mrs.
Adesewa Oni from her car.
On the said day, Oyewunmi was a park
attendant outside Shoprite Shopping Mall,
Ikeja, when Oni drove in to attend a ceremony
at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium in Alausa.
For keeping an eye on her car, Oni instead of
offering Oyewunmi the N200 he requested
decided to drive him to a nearby ATM to
withdraw some money out of which she gave
him N1000.

Unwittingly for her, she left Oyewunmi inside her
car while she gets the money from the ATM.
Upon returning, she handed Oyewunmi the
N1,000 and she drove off.

The victim, while reliving her experience said “I
have driven about five minutes away from
Alausa when I felt the urge to make some calls
for appointments, and I realised that my phone,
Samsung Galaxy S4, was missing. Quickly, my
mind raced to him and I realised my folly.

"How could I have left a total stranger in my
car alone, leaving documents and valuable
items in the car with him? It was just a silly
thing to do for me. I traced him back to that
spot but he was gone… When I was done
looking for him everywhere, I was advised to
report the incidence at the RRS’s Headquarters
the same day,” she explained.

Oyewunmi on interrogation admitted stealing
the phone of his helper while she left him in the
car to get money through the ATM last week

The suspect said “I was pushed into it by the
need to get hard drugs. As soon as I got the
phone, I went to Ipodo in Ikeja Lagos Nigeria to get hard drug.
It was the hard drug dealer that bought it from
me. He bought it N8, 000:00. I spent the rest
on drug. I was so pained that I forgot to shave
and barb from the proceeds of the stolen

He explained further, “hard drug has spoilt my
life. It was the cause of my rejection by my wife,
and my father. I got hooked on drug while I
was young and getting out of it has been
extremely difficult for me… Some faith based
non-governmental origination have assisted
me through rehabilitation in the past, I have
always gotten back into it. Drug has been the
predominant cause of my imprisonment…. If I
am imprisoned now, it would be the eigth time
and third time this year.”

On his second offence, Oyewunmi admitted
stealing a phone and N600 from the bus driver
and a passenger but pleaded that he was
under the influence of drug.

Confirming the arrest of the suspected thief, the
Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent
Dolapo Badmos, urged Lagosians not to
expose themselves to criminals. The suspect
has been transferred to the Lagos State
Taskforce for prosecution.

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