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I Am Not A Natural Thief, It Is Buhari Hard Condition That Led Me Into Armed Robbery – Suspect Says

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Uche Ezeugo and Somadina (photo credit: Anambra Brocasting Service)

One of the two armed robbery suspects arrested by the Department of State Service in Anambra State, Ezeugo, has said he is not a natural thief and that it was the Buhari government hard economy that made him took to stealing.


According to information gathered from TODAY.NG: Uche Ezeugo and Somadina were both arrested for allegedly stealing some laptops in Anambra State. Upon interrogation, the two suspects attributed their actions to the current hard times in the country.

Ezeugo said he was forced into the act to enable him give his late father a befitting burial and also said, “I’m not a natural thief. It’s this Buhari hard condition that led me into this temptation.”

Somadina, on his part, blamed his action on hunger and starvation.

The two, in their twenties, from Aguluezechukwu in Aguata council area of the state, were apprehended by the DSS at Nanka in Orumba North Local Government Area of the state.

While confessing to the crime, the suspects said it was their first time of involving themselves in the act. They pleaded for leniency, promising not to indulge in such acts again.

The Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr. Sam Okaula, who confirmed the arrest of the two suspects, lauded the efforts of the men of DSS.

He said the collaboration between the police and other security agencies had helped in reducing crime in the state.

Okaula said the laptops had been sold by the suspects before they were arrested.

Okaula also said two pump action guns and one locally made rifle were recovered from the suspects, adding that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.


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