Economic Hardship: Delta Man Arrested for Attempting to Steal Bag of Rice

Economic Hardship: Delta Man Arrested for Attempting to Steal Bag of Rice

  • A man has landed into a serious mess after he burgled five shops in Asaba, Delta state capital
  • The 28-year-old man attempted to steal a bag of rice but ended up stealing rechargeable lamps
  • The suspect whom the Bonsaac vigilante group in Asaba arrested has been handed over to the B’ Division police journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Delta state, Asaba - A man, aged 28, identified simply as Ogochukwu Uzorka, has been arrested by the Bonsaac vigilante group in Asaba, the Delta state capital, while allegedly attempting to steal a bag of rice.

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A man tried to steal a bag of rice in Asaba, Delta state capital, but was caught in the act. The Vigilante in the area arrested him and handed him to the police. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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As reported by The Punch, on Sunday, March 10, the Bonsaac vigilante chairman, Francis Okolo, disclosed that the suspect was arrested on Saturday, March 9, after he burgled five shops but met the unexpected. This came amid the economic hardship in the country.

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Why suspect in Asaba burgled shops

The vigilante chairman explained thus:

“The suspect succeeded in breaking into five shops, but was disappointed when he discovered there was a burglary proof under the ceiling of four of the shops.
“The fifth shop where he only succeeded in stealing rechargeable lamps, before being apprehended by the Bonsaac vigilante men.
“The suspect said he was looking for a bag of rice to eat but unfortunately couldn’t break into the shop where rice is.”

The suspect, identified as a fowl butcher at the popular Oko market in the state capital, confessed to stealing a tiger generator in the past and selling it for N15,000.

The vigilante chairman said the suspect had been handed over to the B’ Division police.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that First Lady Oluremi Tinubu assured Nigerians that the hard times they are facing will soon be over.

She gave the assurance during a meeting with governors' wives at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday, February 5, 2024.

Mrs Tinubu said 2024 was a year loaded with peace, progress, prosperity and greater achievements to the advantage of all Nigerians, adding that President Tinubu's Renewed Hope Agenda was still intact.

The First Lady commended the governors' wives for their efforts and support in 2023, urging them not to relent in addressing the needs of the vulnerable in their states.


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