Ex-Convict Arrested 2 Days After Serving 7-Year Jail Term
35 year old Anietie Okon has been described as an unrepentant sinner.
He spent about 2,555 days behind bars and the choices he made before his initial arrest flashed before his eyes everyday.
Unfortunately, the remand was not enough to stop him from returning to his old ways.
He was rearrested for attempting to steal a car battery in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
Okon explained that his motive was to raise money to buy items for spiritual cleansing as prescribed by a prophet in Calabar.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Hafiz Inuwa, said Okon was arrested on May 21 at about 9.45am for breaking into a workshop with the intention of stealing valuable properties.
He said that the victim would soon be charged to court as investigation and his confession shows that he is culpable.
Corroborating the commissioner’s position, Okon said, “I had no money on me. I went to the church for deliverance but the prophet asked me to go and buy some materials for cleansing. I did not have any money, so, I went to a mechanic workshop to see if I could get money."
“I sighted a battery and wanted to take it for sale but I was caught by security operatives. That was how I found myself in the police custody again. Please I beg for mercy, I will not do it again. I actually told the church that I had no money.”