The Lagos state police command has arrested one Olumide Agboola, known for robbing online vendors. The state police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued on Monday.
According to Benjamin, the suspect was known for posing as a genuine buyer on social media platforms, ordering items, and requesting vendors to deliver them at designated hotels, where he would then rob them.
Benjamin’s statement reads, “Police operatives attached to the Makinde Division have arrested 44-year-old Olumide Agboola, notorious for robbing online vendors.
“He was arrested following a thorough investigation which was launched after several reports were received about his activities. Different CCTV footage at his various crime scenes has aided in the irrefutable identification of the suspect.
“In his last operation, the suspect dispossessed his victim of her Infinix Hot 9 mobile phone, as well as the assorted fabrics, underpants, and singlets she came to sell, all valued at N193,000.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect’s modus operandi was to pose as a genuine buyer on social media platforms, order items, and request vendors to supply them at designated hotels, where he would then rob them. The investigation is ongoing to recover other stolen items from his previous operations.”