Police arrested 10 suspected pickpockets at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) special congress in Abuja on Saturday.
A police officer , Insp. Maina Gambo told the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) at Gate D of Moshood Abiola National Stadium that most of the suspects were arrested after being caught red-handed by their victims.
“I think we arrested more than 10 suspects because even at this gate we were up to seven, most of them were caught stealing delegates’ cell phones.
” This usually happens when people try to rush into the stadium.
“There was a case of a young man whose watch was stolen and who was immediately taken by People around were alerted and the suspect was handed over to us,” Gambo said.
He said that s most suspects were taken to a police station for investigation and possible prosecution.
< p class="align-left">”We have a special unit in charge of such cases to ensure a proper investigation,” said he.