Notorious Robbers Who Attack Their Victims at Bus Stops Caught in Lagos (Photos)

Notorious Robbers Who Attack Their Victims at Bus Stops Caught in Lagos (Photos)

It is the end of the road for two notorious pickpockets after they were apprehended in a bus stop in Maryland trying to rob people.

The pickpockets after they were caught
Two notorious pickpockets - Taoreed Ashimiyu (24) and Kayode Jolade (34) - have landed in trouble after they were apprehended during a robbery incident.
The were arrested while shuttling between Maryland and Mile 12 Markets in buses. Their targets were commuters’ mobile phones and purses.
Most times, they work together and share the loot after they have made enough money for the day. They stood at bus stops monitoring commuters with fat and bulging pockets.
They stealthily remove these valuables while commuters rush to board buses. While one did the picking, the other kept the loot till the end of the day’s work.
However, luck ran out on them after Maryland school pupils who had spotted them in one of the operations mobilised themselves to lynch them on this fateful day. As fate would have it, the pupils had all converged at the Maryland bus stop when they spotted them on operation.
In their multitude, the pupils launched at Ashimiyu in an attempt to lynch him.
Seeing the surging crowd, Ashimiyu attempted to escape to the other side of the road but ran into an oncoming truck, which knocked him off the road only to be rescued by Rapid Response Squad operatives who were monitoring the unfolding scenery.
His accomplice, Jolade, who equally took to his heels on sensing danger, was similarly arrested by onlookers, who heard they were pickpockets. Both suspects explained, what happened, their past operations and how they spent their loots among other things as they confessed.

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  1. The senator representing Kogi West senatorial district of Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye, on Sunday
    said the signatures attached to the petition sent
    to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for his
    recall were forged.

    He said analysis of the signatures showed that some confirmed dead
    persons signed the petition.

    Speaking at the press centre of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), in Lokoja, the
    state capital, Melaye said the forgery cut across the seven local government areas
    of the senatorial district.

    Melaye, who spoke through one of his legislative aides,
    Mallam Abubakar Sadiq, said investigation revealed that the dead
    signed the recall petition across the seven local government councils of the senatorial

    According to him, the name of the former governorship
    aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the state, late
    Chief Yakubu Rotimi Obadofin from Ijumu local government area was included in the list.

    “Let me also sound authoritatively that here in Lokoja local government council several others whose names and signatures appeared on the list of the signatories to this failed exercise were identified and known to us as been dead long before now, such people like late Abdullahi Abubakar, his immediate younger sister, late Halima LawaI Abubakar and Ibrahim Adama of Unit Code 021 Adankolo Ring Road in Ward ‘A’ Lokoja local government council.

    “Also, one late Salihu Black of Gegu-Beki town in Kogi local government council who until his death he was a Biology teacher in Government Secondary School, Koton-Karfi also appended his signature on the recall list.

    “This recall exercise was hatched in government house due to the manner in which Senator Dino Melaye had consistently challenged and engaged the government of Kogi State over non-payment of workers’ salaries and pensioners for over 15 months so also the closure of tertiary institutions,”
    he said.

    The Senator also faulted the 188,588 signatures gathered for his
    recall, saying the total vote cast in the last senatorial election of 2015 was 111,000 for all the candidates
    that participated at the election including both valid and rejected votes.

    “For God sake, how could they have gotten such figures, where people were not seen in most of the polling units visited during the said exercise.

    “Should INEC proceed on verification process, they cannot get up to 5 per cent of
    the total figure forged because those names and signatories were
    collated by proxy in various homes and the government house,” he alleged.

    However, following the allegation that the recall was hatched in the government house, the governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, said Melaye should wait for INEC on the exercise and should stop worrying himself.

    Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs Petra Akinti, the governor said, “The
    fact about the people that registered is with INEC. INEC
    has the responsibility of verifying the signatures so it has nothing to do with the Kogi State Government.

    “There is nothing for the distinguished senator to be worried about. INEC has set July 3 for the public verification of signatures and the date is around the corner; there is no point burning their energies all over the place.

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