July 22, 2016
Phone "Thief" Mistakenly Posts Selfie On Victim’s Instagram
The suspect had sneaked into the victim’s residence on Ago Palace Way, Okota, Lagos, at about 3am on Tuesday, carting away phones, a laptop and a passport.
The burglar was said to have gained entry into the apartment through the kitchen.
He also reportedly made away with Abimbola’s wife’s jewellery and the identity card of his sister-in-law, who lived with the family.
While lamenting the loss, Abimbola reportedly got a call at about 7am from a friend, who alerted him to a picture posted with one of the stolen phones on his (Abimbola’s) Instagram page.
Abimbola told Punch that he had woken up around 5am to prepare for work when he discovered the house had been burgled.
He 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 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.”
The sister-in-law, who did not want her name in print, urged the police to track down the suspect and bring him to book.
Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the burglary, said the police were on the trail of the suspect and he would be apprehended.