Chinagorom Emmanuel, a 24-year-old robbery suspect arrested in Delta State, has confessed that he went into robbery to raise money to give his late mother a proper burial.
According to Punch, the suspect confessed after being apprehended by Agbor Gha-Ihun Vigilante Group members in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of the state.
Emmanuel, from Abia State, allegedly specialized in stealing phones and other valuables in Agbor and other communities in Delta state.
Speaking to reporters, the suspect said he is an electrical technician who resorted to stealing in order to give his mother, whose body is in the mortuary, a befitting burial as the first son.
“I enter people’s shops pretending to buy an item. But I aim to steal valuable items like phones. This is my first time in Agbor, and I met my waterloo in one of my victim’s shops,” he said.
He further revealed that he choose to start stealing since he had nobody to help him. According to him, he sells the stolen phones to a northerner based in Asaba.
He went on to plead for mercy, stating that his criminal activities has brought shame and disgrace upon him.
In response to the arrest, the Chairman of Agbor Gha-Ihun Vigilante, Comrade Monday Kiyem, stated that with their security outfit, it is the end of the road for Emmanuel’s criminality because they do not compromise crime.
He added that criminals who are apprehended will be made to face the wrath of the law for causing people pain.
“Emmanuel is in the business of stealing phones. We have found many sim cards and phones in his possession and many of his victims we succeeded in calling complained that their phones were stolen,” Kiyem stated.
“Some of their Agbor victims have come to our office to identify their phones and narrated how Emmanuel came to their shops pretending to buy an item and stole their phones. I will hand Emmanuel over to the police for further investigation and bring his fleeing gang members to book”, he added.
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