Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of Lagos State Police Command, weekend, arrested a club girl, who allegedly stole one of her male customers’ Automated Teller Machine, ATM, while the latter was sleeping.
The suspect said she stole the money to stock her shop and take care of her daughter. At the time of the arrest, she was discovered to have successfully withdrawn N300,000 from the account. Arrested alongside the 24-year-old suspect, identified as Bamigboye Imoleayo, were three accomplices, among who was her boyfriend.
Two Android phones, eight pairs of trousers and shirts, suspected to have been bought with the illegally-withdrawn money, were recovered from the suspects. The victim, identified simply as Alli, visited the club on September 23, where he met the suspect. Apprehension, according to him, set in next day, after he received an SMS debit alert of N90,000 on his phone.
Alli said: “While I was still contemplating on how to deal with the issue, I got another debit alert for buying two Infinix phones totalling N84,000. I was confused and shocked. I didn’t know what action to take on a Saturday evening.
“Again, on Sunday, there was another debit. I couldn’t pin the crime to the lady I met at the club. I lodged a complaint, last Monday morning, at my bank and I was told that the withdrawals and shopping were legitimately made by me. “I then reported the incident at the RRS’s office. My emphasis to the police was the withdrawals and shopping totalling N300,000. It was unbelievable when I met face-to-face with the suspect, only to discover it was the lady I met at the club.”