Technicians partner with police to stop mobile phone theft

Technicians partner with police to stop mobile phone theft

- Association of mobile communications device technicians has showed interest in partnering with the police to check incidences of phone theft in Nigeria

- According to national president of the association, the partnership has become necessary due to the rate at which phones are stolen in the country

- The public has been urged not to feel embarrassed when asked questions concerning phones they present to engineers for unlocking

Association of Mobile Communications Device Technicians (AMCODET) on Wednesday, April 24, said it partnered the Nigeria Police Force to check incidences of phone theft in the country.

The National President of the association, Apara Ige, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

Ige said the partnership became necessary following the ease at which phones were stolen and AMCODET members arrested for crimes they never committed.

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He said: “We recently got a lot of reports from our members who were arrested wrongly because they unlocked stolen phones.

“Due to such unpleasant reports, we approached the police to introduce a solution called Mobile Phone Unlocking Clearance Permit’ and Unlocking Acceptance forms.

“The form will have to be filled by the customer at the point of unlocking any phone by an engineer who is our member and presented to the police in case of any issues.

“We have been in series of meetings with the Intelligence Response Team of the Police to buy into this idea which can reduce phone theft across the country.”

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He recognised that the police were doing their job by securing lives and properties, but it was important the real criminals were indicted for their crimes.

Ige, however, urged the public to comply with the solution and rather not feel embarrassed when asked questions concerning phones they present to engineers for unlocking.

Legit.ng recently reported that many thieves were caught with stolen items and handed over to the police while some were dealt with by angry mobs.

As reported by a social media, the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) just shared a picture of a young man who was recently arrested for stealing a lady’s mobile phone in Oshodi, Lagos.

The post was shared with the caption: “Sly Guy: This young man snatched a phone from a young lady while she was seated in a bus in traffic at Oshodi. When arrested he was searched and the phone was found in his pants. He has been transferred for prosecution.”

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