#BounceExclusive: How Community Vigilantes Nabbed Okada Thieves In Delta
Thursday night in a community in Delta State was a day for the owner and not a day for the thief.
Two young men suspected to be specialists in snatching motorcycles from owners and robbing them of their belongings became the ones on the run, as they attempt to escape arrest.
It happened in Ubulu Okiti, a community in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta state.
They had approached the woman, robbed her and snatched her motorcycle from her while on her way home after shutting her shop in Issele Uku for the day.
Telling a story of what happened, she said she had tried to stop them, putting up a little fight, but had to let go when the robbers shot into the air.
They took her bag containing 30,000 Naira, her mobile phone and then escaped with the motorcycle.
The gun shut attracted some SSS agents around the area and the trail began.
After the suspects linked the Agbor-Asaba expressway, they stopped at Ubulu Okiti express to take a drink and eat a few pieces of bush meat after a successful robbery, but that stop-over turned the whole circumstance around.
It was around 8:00 p.m. local time and they were not aware that the SSS officials were trailing them with the woman.
When they [the SSS officials and the woman] got to Ubulu Okiti express,s she saw her motorcycle and told the SSS officials. They stopped over.
On sighting them, the criminals tried to run with the motorcycle but young boys in the area chased them and caught them.
While they were questioning them, the woman they robbed walked up to them and identified them.
One of them, who said his name was Uche Ifejokwu, claimed he was from Obomkpa and a Youth Corps member serving in a community secondary school in Nnobi town in Idemili South Local Government of Anambra State.
The other suspect, Chukwuka Okolie, claimed he was from Ubulu Unor. They were not with any gun at the time.
After their hands were tied behind them, the boys who apprehended them contacted the head of the vigilante group in the community.
On arrival, the head of the vigilante then called police officials from Ogwashi Uku in.
After some minutes the police arrived, but could not take them to their station.
They insisted that since the crime occurred in Issele Uku which is another jurisdiction under Aniocha North Local Government Area, the criminals would be handed over to the division in Issele Uku.
Although they were not with the woman's bag, they confessed that they had dropped it somewhere in the bush before they got to Ubulu Okiti.
The police then took them away, heading toward Issele Uku.
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