LNSC arrests gang of ‘pickpockets’

Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps Officers attached to Lagos Division (Lagos Island East) over the weekend, arrested six members of a gang of Pick-Pockets at Tafawa Balewa Square during a prayer session organized by The Redeemed Christian Church of God.

The LNSC team during one of its regular motorized patrols received an intelligence/distress call about the activities of the gang at the venue of the prayer session and with the cooperation of the members of the Church, two members of the gang were apprehended and taken to the Corps Custody for interrogation.

The interrogation later led to the arrest of four other members of the gang whose identity was made known by the two suspects earlier arrested.

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The six gang members confessed to having been involved in activities of pickpocketing, stealing and burglary in Lagos Island Area.

It was also observed during interrogation, that all the suspects have one or two marks in different colourations, and identifications similar to the marks common among cult members. They were therefore handed over to Lion Building Police Station for further interrogation and possible prosecution.

Meanwhile, the Board Chairman, DIG Israel Ajao (Rtd) during his interaction with the press on the matter, reiterated that “LNSC was not established to harass anyone but to protect all and sundry in line with the policy of the present administration in the State which is centred on the people.

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“But we need the cooperation of all to achieve a safer and secured Lagos, therefore all law abiding citizens should continue to go about their lawful businesses without any fear”, the Chairman added.

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