Lagos police nab dispatch rider for selling customer’s N1.7m iPhones

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Operatives attached to the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a dispatch rider, Matthew Odah, 27, for selling three iPhones worth N1.7 million entrusted to him for delivery.

The RRS disclosed this in a statement on its X handle on Sunday.

The statement partly read, “Odah, on August 23, 2023, while working as a dispatch rider,  collected one iPhone 14 ProMax (128 GB) and two iPhone 11 (128 and 68 GB) meant for delivery to a customer in Lekki, Lagos.

“Odah, on collecting the consignment, bolted and switched off his phone.

“However, a sustained, discreet investigation into the matter led to his arrest at Lemon Bus Stop, Alpha Beach, Lagos.”

The statement added that Odah, who admitted to selling the iPhones for N300,000, along with the buyers, have been arrested.

It added, “The suspect confessed to having sold the three iPhones in Obalende for N300,000.

“Also arrested with him were the two buyers, while one of the iPhones was recovered.

“Suspects are to be arraigned at the conclusion of investigations.”

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