Okada thief caught red handed in Nkpor, stripped naked

                          Story by Uzo Ugwunze, Ojoto
A man who was caught trying to steal a C G 125 Motorcycle in Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State escaped death by whiskers when an irate mob descended on him and almost beat him into a pulp.
According to the Eyewitness, the alleged Motorcycle robber (name withheld)who claimed he hails from Ezza, Ebonyi  state was caught recently while trying to make away with the Motorcycle recently on a Sunday evening.
The custodian of the motorcycle, who nabbed the alleged thief, one Mr. Onyebuchi an electrician narrates his story:
“My landlord saw the thief rolling out the motorcycle from inside the compound around 7:30 pm and asked him who he was and where he was going with the bike. He claimed to be my relative that just visited, saying that I sent him on an errand with the motorcycle. He started the bike mysteriously in front of my Landlord and revved the Engine and that satisfied the curiosity of my Landlord. On hearing the sound of the motorcycle from inside my room, I rushed out of my room and started heading towards the gate. I saw the robber disappear into the night with the motorcycle towards Obosi Road. I summoned courage and started racing towards the sound of the motorcycle on foot. Luckily for me, the motorcycle engine suddenly quenched bringing it to a halt. When the robber saw that I was pursing him, he abandoned the motorcycle and took to his heels”.
“Two things were on my mind whether to go after him or just head back with the motorcycle, on second thought, I decided to pursue after him and eventually caught him. Already an alarm has been raised by neighbors who helped  me to apprehended him. People began to beat him; in fact I sustained injury because I held him. Some stone being hauled towards the thief really injured me”, he said.
“Moreover, I was not the original owner of the motorcycle but someone told me to sell the fairly used motorcycle at my electrical workshop. So, every evening I bring it home for security reasons. Thank God that I did not have to pay or explain to the owner supposing the motorcycle was lost”, Onyebuchi said.
Meanwhile, the culprit allegedly confessed to the crime and claimed to have stolen up to three motorcycles within that period. In short, the same night they tried to make away with another motorcycle at 36 Obosi Road but could not. Luck ran out on them as they tried to escape with Onyebuchi’s own.
The commander of the vigilante group in charge of security at Ugwumba street Odume layout Obosi, Mr. Ozioma Chukwuoko said they had to stop the mob from lynching the young man who was paraded naked with a tyre on his neck and handed over to Isiowulu Obosi police post.
Mr. Chukwuoko said the police has charged the culprit to court, adding that the alleged robber was now cooling his heels at Onitsha prisons.
Okada thief caught red handed in Nkpor, stripped naked Okada thief caught red handed in Nkpor, stripped naked Reviewed by Unknown on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 Rating: 5

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