Three female teenagers who were apprehended in Lagos over an alleged theft of gold necklace worth several thousands of naira have been remanded at the Idi Araba remand home.
A syndicate of three female teenagers who were apprehended in Lagos over an alleged theft of gold necklace worth several thousands of naira have been remanded at the Idiaraba remand home. They suspects were accused of stealing a phone, one laptop and an unspecified amount of money.
According to our source, the trio, who had been in the practice for long, were arrested last week after stealing a set of gold chain, necklace and cash at 1, Ojolowo Street, Otto Awori, in Ijanikin area of the state.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that the teenagers were nabbed by residents, following an alarm raised by the owner of the shop, one Mrs. Yetunde Awolola, when they attempted to escape.
The suspects Maria Falolu, 14, Jelila Abbass, 15 and Adijat Seidu, 16, were said to have been handed over immediately to the police attached to Ijanikin division for further investigation. They were accused of committing the crime on May 31, at about 12.00 noon.
Reliable source informed our correspondent that the suspects live with their parents within the vicinity of Ijanikin in Oto Awori Local Council Development Area, where the crime was committed. Efforts to confirming the arrest from the Police Public Relations Officer Ken Nwosu proved abortive as he could not be reached.
A police source at the station confirmed the report, saying investigation has shown that they had been in the act for a long time. The source disclosed that the girls were in the habit of entering a shop and demand for an item which they know is not available while one or two of them would engage the shop attendant in a discussion another will steal without being noticed.
“ In the case where the owner says she doesn’t have and wants to bring the item from another shop, they would steal items from the shop before the owner returns”.
According to the source, they have stolen a lot of goods from many unsuspecting shop owners in the area before luck ran against them and they were apprehended and handed over to the police.
The suspects our source said have since been arraigned at an Apapa magistrate court, where they were reminded at the Idiaraba Remand Home.