Reckless Nigerian man arraigned in UK court for stealing mobile phones

April 28, 2015 4:11 pm

A 27 year old Nigerian man, Oloruntoba Adisa who worked as a bouncer in
clubs in the has been arraigned before a court for stealing phones
from clients who came to the club where he worked.

According to Manchester Evening News,
Oloruntoba has a history with the UK law enforcement officers with
crimes bordering on stealing phones and money from some club goers. Few
months ago, Oloruntoba was caught on CCTV stealing a Samsung S3 and £90
from a woman who had come clubbing. He hid the items in his coat and a
search carried out by the club management showed he had 2 iphones stolen
from other customers hidden in his coat.

Some months ago, he reportedly stole a man’s phone and called the man
afterwards demanding for £150 in exchange for his phone. He was
convicted in 2005 for stealing from his employee. Police believe
Oloruntoba had sold over 300 phones on online market, Gumtree.

He now works in customer services for Transport for Greater Manchester
and Judge David Hernandez, sentencing, sought assurances that he would
not be in contact with customer’s property.

Giving
him six-months jail, suspended for a year, with 40 hours unpaid work,
and an order to pay £500 compensation to his latest victim, Judge
Hernandez told him: “I hadn’t thought I’d be seeing you again. But here
you are, standing in the dock in relation to another offence of theft of
a mobile phone”.

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