Youths Arrest Notorious Burglar In Ebonyi
Two plots of land belonging to the family of Peter Ukwa was confiscated by youths of Ezza Umuhali in Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi State for sale to pay up for the N1m worth of items he stole.
The youths were troubled about the series of burglary activities in the area and decided to beef up security using local vigilante.
The irate youths arrested 27-year-old Peter Ukwa, a notorious burglar in the area.
Ukwa had confessed to all the burglary incidents that had occurred in shops at the popular Nwankwo Umuhali Market.
Youth leader of Ezzangbo Umuhali, Ali-Ogboji Chukwu said the suspect was caught red handed while raiding a store belonging to Sunday Ezaka.
The shop is said to have been burgled three times in two months.
According to the leader, the burglary incident on the shop of the Ezaka was sympathetic such that the youths of the area beefed up security which eventually paid off.
“Ukwa Peter was caught red handed after series of burglary incidents in Ezzangbo Umuhali. This is making it the third time he is burgling one of the richest shops in this area. The shop belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Sunday Ezaka.
“The youths of the area who were worried about the incident decided to beef up security because we pity the owners of the shop and we did some rituals, which led to the arrest.
“The suspect admitted that he has been burgling people's shops. He said he burgled the shop belonging to Mrs. Nwagbo Ofora early this year where he made away with N10,000 as well as other crimes in the area. But he pleaded for leniency that he would not indulge in the act.
“It was the family members of Peter that gave us the information on how to trace and track him. They know that their son was behind the burglary incidents in the area.
Bounce News gathered further that at the last count, the total amount of items lost to the burglary incident by Mr. Ezaka amounted to one million naira (N1m).
The suspected burglar had accepted to refund the sum of five hundred thousand (N500,000).
Two plots of land belonging to the family of Peter located at Ounwankwo village was confiscated and mapped out for sale to enable him to refund the item and money carted away from the shops.
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