Police Nab Teenager For Selling Bar Of Soap As Phones In Lagos Traffic

The Operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command, have arrested an 18 -year-old boy identified as SegunAdeyefa, for allegedly selling bar of soap as mobile phones to unsuspecting members of public in traffic.

Our correspondent learnt that the suspect was arrested by the RRS men on routine patrol of Ikorodu Motor Park while trying to defraud a young man at the motor park.

The suspect who confessed to the crime at the RRS’s Headquarters said he had duped one person of N3,500 who wanted to buy the phone, saying he was lured into the fraud after he was duped through a similar means about a year ago.


He said, “My action was prompted when I was swindled by two guys about a year ago by this way. I had intention of buying a phone but unknowingly to me it was a cut-to-size bar of soap just looked similar to a phone shape.

“The two guys approached me on my way to work, then, I was learning a plumbing work somewhere around Ikorodu. I bought the phone which was advertised to me as ‘London used phone’ for N2, 500.  As I left the place, I checked the phone I bought, to my surprise, I discovered it was a soap I bought for such amount.  That very moment I promised myself to revenge by doing same to the people”, he explained.