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.
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.