Operatives of the Bayelsa State Vigilante Service on Friday arrested a teenager, Daniel Akuna Fun-Aredemi, who specialises in stealing electric cables in construction sites in the state capital, Yenagoa.
The arrest of the 17 year old by the vigilante service at the Okaka Housing Estate followed a tip-off. He confessed to the crime and also admitted that he is involved in many cases of burglary and other heinous crimes in the state capital.
The suspect who hails from Ekeremor main town in Ekeremor Local Government Area, also confessed to being a member of the bobos cult group, claiming that he was initiated last year through a friend of his who is now at large.
While confessing his involvement in the crimes, Daniel said:
“I used the tools in my hand to operate. I use the screwdriver to opens windows while the plier is to cut the electric cables.
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“After stealing them I will now take it to aboki quarters in Tombia roundabout, where I sell it to Yasir Yakubu. If the electric cables are plenty, Yasir will call his Oga who will buy them from me”.
The State Vigilante chairman, Doubiye Alagba, said that with the arrest of the suspect, his men are now looking out for others who are involved in same act.
He said: “Let me thank members of the public for the recent increase of information that is helping us tackle some of these crime related issue.
“Most of the daily complain we get are more of window burgling, phone snatching and cultism and we will continue to intensify more effort to bring these complain to it nearest minimal”.
The suspect was later handed over to the Ekeki Division of the Nigeria Police Force for further investigation.