The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) attached to the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a notorious pick-pocket who claimed to be an expert in stealing.
The suspect popularly referred to as ‘Dayo Skippo,’ was apprehended at Ikeja-Under-Bridge by the Decoy Team of the RRS.
Confessing to his crimes, he told RRS that he has been involved in the theft for a long time saying the current economic situation led him into it.
Commenting on his mode of operation, the suspect, a secondary school drop-out explained that all he had to do is have the slightest physical contact with his victim and their valuables are gone.
“I can use my head to remove anything from your body. I will just pretend as if I know you somewhere and in the process of giving you salutations, your item is gone,” he confessed.
He also confessed that he doesn’t perpetrate the theft alone but works with some members of his group just in case the victim becomes suspicious, they would quickly swing into action.
The suspect however appealed to be given a second chance to turn a new leaf swearing that he will never go back to the act.
Confirming the incident, the Police PPRO, ASP Olarinde Famous Cole, said that there would be no hiding place for criminals in Lagos State adding that officers are alert to prevent spread of crime in the State.
The suspect has been transferred to the SCID, Panti, for further investigations.