A 27-year-old beggar, Bashir Adamu on Tuesday was arrested for allegedly assaulting motorists and snatching phones and handbags in Abuja.
The suspect confessed that he operated on Fridays during Juma’at prayers.
According to police, the suspect had been arraigned and granted bail for snatching a phone at the mosque before he was re-arrested for the same offence.
Adamu, who admitted that he was just released on bail, said, “I only target oyinbo people (expatriates) who come to the National Mosque to pray on Fridays.
“Sometimes, they give alms and while they are doing that, I steal their phones or bags from their car and run. I use the money to feed.”
The FCT police spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah paraded the suspects.
Manzah said the suspects would be arraigned in court at the end of investigations.