The Lagos State Police Command is currently trailing a suspected burglar who was believed to have mistakenly posted his picture on the instagram page of his victim, Sam Abimbola.
The burglar went into the victim’s residence on Ago Palace way, Okota, Lagos at about 3a.m when his victim was fast asleep.
He made away with some valuables which includes phones, Samsung Tablet and Notepad , a passport and some jewelries belonging to the wife, including the identity card of his sister-in-law, who lived with the family.
Narrating the incident, Abimbola said, “I slept around 2am on that day and my sister-in-law woke me up around 5am, saying that her bag was scattered in the living room. That was when I discovered that a burglar had entered into my apartment. He cut through the window and got access into the house through the kitchen.
“He entered into my bedroom, stole my passport, laptop, two phones – a Samsung Note 5 and a Samsung tablet – my sister-in-law’s ID card and her money.
The burglar also stole my wife’s accessories and took some bottles of water from the fridge.
“I don’t know the extent of what was stolen from my wife’s valuables because she was not around. He ransacked a bag where my credentials were but fortunately, he didn’t go with them.
“Around 7am, he mistakenly posted his picture on my Instagram account with my phone. I am sure he must have used the phone to take the picture. I have reported to the police at the Ago Palace division and some of the policemen said he was a known face at a joint in the area.”
Confirming the incident was the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, who said that the police were currently trailing the suspect who happens to be a familiar face in the area.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of Police has ordered that the case be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad at the command headquarters in Ikeja.