Seminar lone raider nabbed by RRS

The operatives of Rapid
Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a man who
specialised in stealing laptops and properties of conference and
seminar participants in Lagos State.
The
suspect, Ikemefuna Aje, 47, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon by the
operatives after he had gate-crashed into a seminar organised for
internet brand managers at a popular hotel in GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. He made
away with 5 MacBooks, one HP computer and some assorted personal
effects of the workshop participants.
Ikemufuna,
captured in the CCTV camera around the venue of the event, drove into
the venue, before heading straight into seminar precisely when the
participants were having launch in another room.
The suspect, who was corporately dressed, wore the tag of seminar participants before making away with the items.
He
had after stealing the said items, took them to computer village, Ikeja
and sold 5 Mac Books and one HP computer to one Saliu Ibraheem for N1,
110, 000:00.
RRS
operatives in tracking the suspect traced him to 5, Tony Street,
Ejigbo, Lagos where he was hosting about 34 other church members in an
house – fellowship.
Recovered
from his house after the arrest were a car a 4Runner Toyota, with the
registration No. KRD 701 DC, driven into the venue by the suspect, a
master key, Zinox laptop, several computer bags, computer and tablet
accessories as well as seminar materials and a sum of N700, 000:00.
According
to one the representatives the seminar organiser, who did not want her
name in print, “we were shocked see participants bringing up issues of
missing laptops and computer accessories after returning from lunch.
The
seminar was not advertised online neither in any national newspapers.
How did this suspect get to know of the event and managed to come at the
exact time participants about a hundred participants were having
launch?”.
According to sources, Ikemefuna had
several scouts who furnish him with information on conferences and
seminars, where he went to steal laptops and participants properties.
The
suspect was quoted to have said that the seminar was one of the many
others where he had gate crashed before stealthily making away with
several laptops, mobile phones and computer accessories of participants.
The
suspect, after initially denying the crime, confessed when he was shown
copy of the CCTV footages before leading the operatives to Computer
Village to arrest the buyer.
According
to the buyer of the stolen items at the Computer Village, Ikeja, Saliu
Ibraheem, “I have known Ikemefuna for more than seven years. He brought 5
Mac Books and one HP to my shop that he bought them in South Africa. 
I
bought the 5 Mac Books and a HP laptop computer for N1, 110,000 and I
resold it immediately for N1, 250,000:00. The money was transferred into
my account immediately.
As at yesterday, the operatives had recovered all the laptops allegedly stolen by the suspect at the seminar.
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 of the command are at alert to nip crime in the bud.
The suspect has been transferred to the SCID, Panti, Yaba for further investigation and prosecution.
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