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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Police arrest three monkeys for theft in Lagos
The popular Ikotun roundabout, a suburb of Lagos was besieged by onlookers over the weekend following the dramatic apprehension of three monkeys and their handlers suspected to be Fulani herdsmen who were allegedly using the monkeys to cause affray and to steal.
Still shocked and baffled on why they should be arrested, the monkeys we learnt resisted being apprehended by the police who tried forcing them into the station.
Angered by their refusal to enter the station, the police threatened to shoot the monkeys who stood at the entrance; entertaining the already bewildered crowd with acrobatic displays.
It was the Ikotun Police Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mr. Akika, a Chief Superintendent of Police who later came out of his office to calm the situation.
The police boss later freed the moneys to their minders and disbanded the already overwhelmed crowd.
It was further gathered that criminal would always use the opportunity to steal from onlookers whenever the monkeys and their minders come out to thrill crowd at the Ikotun roundabout.
Earlier, a resident simply identified as Nurudeen Idowu complained to the police that when he passed through a crowd watching the monkeys, his N5,700 was stolen from his pocket, noting that that the monkeys’ minders were collaborating with criminals to steal from onlookers during the displays.