- As 'UK used phones' flood Nigerian markets, Nigerians have been warned that such phones may land them in jail
- Rapid Response Service Commander, Tunji Disu, warned that these stolen phones may have been flagged off for criminal activities in the UK
- Disu stated that Nigerians who travel to the UK with such phones risk going to jail
Nigerians have been warned by the Rapid Response Service Commander, Tunji Disu, that 'UK used phones' can land them in jail if they are caught with such phones in the UK, US, Germany, South Africa, amongst others.
According to Disu, these phones may have been flagged off for criminal activities in the UK. Such phones are everywhere in Lagos.
Disu tweeted: "You may go to jail if you take your “London used phones” (second hand phones) to UK, US, Germany, South Africa, etc, as most of the “London used phones” have been flagged off as #robbed, #stolen or been used for #fraud. We confirm recoveries of such phones in Lagos. Be warned!"
See tweet below:
See mixed reactions to the warning:
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that fairly used phones popularly referred to as ‘London-used’ that have flooded the Nigerian phone markets are mostly stolen from the UK.
The proliferation of fairly used phones in Nigeria has a link with the increased rate of phone snatching in the United Kingdom.
Thugs who move around with motorised bicycles, also known as mopeds, often arm themselves with acid to scare victims and make away with their phones - iPhone users are the major victims.
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