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Police arrest 10 pickpockets at PDP Convention

The police have arrested 10 suspected pickpockets at Saturday’s Special Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja.

The police have arrested 10 suspected pickpockets at Saturday’s Special Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja.

A police officer, Insp. Maina Gambo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at gate D of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, that most of the suspects were arrested after they were caught red-handed by their victims.

“I think we arrested more than 10 suspects because even at this gate we got up to seven, most of them were caught stealing cell phones of delegates.

Supporters arrive to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) primaries in Abuja, on May 28, 2022. – Former Nigerian vice president Atiku Abubakar on May 28, 2022 won the opposition party PDP’s primary to choose its candidate for the 2023 presidential election, according to ballot results. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)


“This happens usually when people are rushing trying to get into the stadium.

“There was a case of a young man whose wristwatch was snatched and was immediately alerted by people around and the suspect was handed over to us,” Gambo said.

He said that most of the suspects were taken to a police station for investigation and possible prosecution.

” We have a special unit that is in charge of cases like that to ensure proper investigation, ” he said.