A thief who used a stolen phone to take a selfie and post it on social media has been exposed by the owner of the item.
This laughable incident happened in Lagos State after the criminal had raided a house in the Okota area of the state, carting away valuables including the phone, a Note 5, laptops and expensive jewelry.
A sister of the victim, Folawale Ariran, posted the Internet-crazy thief's picture on Instagram with the following appeal to members of the public for assistance to apprehend him:
"Good morning everyone. Please, this person just robbed my brother's house last night. He stole phones, laptops and expensive jewelry at Ago Palace Way, Okota, Lagos.
He used one of the phones, - a note 5 -, to post on Instagram about three hours ago. Apparently, he doesn't know how it works because he posted his selfie through my brother's account."
"Please retweet until we find him. Please call 09098009221 if you find anything."