Police Arrests Man Who Buy Phones From Armed Robbers And Resell As London Used



 Police Arrests Man Who Buy Phones From Armed Robbers And Resell As London Used

Lagos State Police command has arrested a phone dealer who buys stolen phone from armed robbers and one chance gang and sell to buyers as London used phone.

The suspect known as, Jamiu Adebayo, 30, was arrested by the police with an iphone 7 which was said to belong  to one Kolade Johnson, a banker working in Lagos Island.


It was gathered that Johnson had  on August 23 boarded a one chance commercial bus around 5:45 a:m of his way to work. The robbers, operating with the commercial bus dispossessed him of a laptop, 2 phones, one of which was traced to Adebayo while trying to sell it to a customer in Lagos Island.

The police also found in the bag of the suspect 6 additional iphones, different models of  phone and three MTN sims card which he confirmed that he collected them from the robbers. 

Adeayo said he was once dealing on cloths and confirmed that he made enough money that led him to selling of fairly used phone. He also said he regularly bought stolen phones from three people who is fully aware they are members of the armed robbery and one chance gangs.

Adeayo mentioned the name of the three persons he do buy stolen phones from. They are Uche, Alubi and Pinheiro. He also narrated on how how much he do buy from the guys and how much he do sell too.

According to him, "I buy iphone 7 with icloud N45,000 and sell N55,000. Those without icloud, I buy N150,000 and sell N180,000. I buy  iphone 6 N65,000. I buy Samsung phones N22,000 and sell N27,000. I sell other phones too. I work on the phones and disguise them as London used phones,” he explained."

Uche, Pinheiro and Alubi have been on the run since the arrest of Adebayo last week Tuesday.

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