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PDP convention: Police arrest 20 for stealing phones

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At least 20 touts have been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing phones and other valuables at Eagle Square , the venue of the Peoples Democratic Party ’s convention .

Our correspondent was informed by policemen and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps that almost 50 phones suspected to have been stolen have been recovered .

Our correspondent observed several youths being dragged by security men.
A policeman who identified himself simply as Sunday said , “A large number of youths just came here to steal.

“We have a temporary holding room here where we have detained about 20 touts . In fact there is no space anymore .
“We ’ve been able to return some of the phones to their rightful owners. Some of the phones are IPhones .

“Most of the robberies take place at the gate . The touts make sure there is confusion at the entrance and cause commotion , using the opportunity to dip their hands into people ’ s pockets . ”

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