The intelligence unit of the Bayelsa State Vigilante Service during the early hours of Friday following a tip-off has arrested a teenager aged 17 years, Daniel Akuna Fun-Aredemi, who specialises in stealing electric cables in building construction sites across the state capital, Yenagoa.
The teenager who confessed to the crime after he was arrested at Okaka Housing Estate while he was stealing from a government property also admitted that he is involved in many cases of burglary and other heinous crimes in the city.
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 open windows while the plier is to cut the electric cables.
“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.”
Speaking newsmen at the scene of the crime, the State Vigilante Boss, Hon. Doubiye Alagba said that the state vigilante outfit is already looking out for other suspects who are involved in the 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 issues.
“Most of the daily complaints we get are more of window burglary, phone snatching, and cultism and we will continue to intensify more effort to bring these complaints to its nearest minimal.”
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