London-used Phones Can Land You In Jail Outside Nigeria, Says Tunji Disu
The Commander of Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Tunji Disu, has taken to his official Twitter page to reveal to Nigerians of the danger of taking their London-used mobile phones along with them while traveling abroad.
According to Tunji, taking a London-used or UK-used smartphone to places like United Kingdom, US, Germany, Malaysia, South Africa may land you in Jail simply because most of the “London used phones” have been flagged off as #robbed, #stolen or been used for #fraud..
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! pic.twitter.com/IZ0PTQyCHn
— Commander RRS (@TunjiDisu1) April 29, 2018
Mixed reactions however trailed the revelation, see below ;
So why giving this tip off? You don’t want the robbers to be caught? pic.twitter.com/WDu1ijmuZp
— Pa Johnson (@MrPa_Johnson) April 30, 2018
Kuku buy fresh Techno or Infinix to avoid writing statements in a foreign land o 😂🙏.
— Vincent Chiedozie (@Vinideangelo) April 30, 2018
So will there be a ban on UK used phones in Nigeria any time soon? I hope not though.
— Roy Ebube (@Mazi_ebube) April 30, 2018
Smart statement sir. Visit to any police station in UK requires checks to be ran on phones (IMEI) against crime database. It is just a a simple way to check unresolved crimes.
— 9jaVolunteers (@9jaVolunteers) April 30, 2018
Not when I have my purchasing contract(receipt) and I’m entering the country for the first time, demma no born their mama well. It’s like they [email protected] be unfortunate…them go pay for defamation of character..
— Raymond Reddington (@MNisteey) April 29, 2018
A police commander should not make a blanket statement such as this one,especially in a polity where officers are not properly trained and no machinery in place to protect consumers right!
— Jefe Mello (@JefeMello) May 1, 2018
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