Married Thief Paraded In Public, Forced to Carry Pot of Soup & 12 Wraps of Fufu He Stole In Bayelsa

A vigilante group, Igbogene Vigilance Committee in Yenagoa LGA, Bayelsa State, have arrested a father of two for stealing a pot of soup, 12 wraps of fufu and a half basin of garri flour.

The 35-year-old, whose name was given as Mr. Kaduna Enatimi, hails from Akassa community of Brass LGA of the state.

Enatimi was caught around 2am on Thursday while comfortably consuming some of the stolen wraps of fufu and soup. The suspected thief, a married man, was said to have confessed that hunger and economic hardship led him to steal the pot of soup and the other food items to enable him to feed himself and his family.

The Head of the Igbogene Vigilance Committee, Chief MoneySweet Asomo, said the suspect was caught red handed “doing justice” to the soup and food items stolen from a cafeteria owned by an Akwa Ibom State woman in the area.

It was, however, learnt that the Paramount Ruler of the area, the Obenibe X1 of Epie Kingdom, King Hope Adike, intervened and asked them to parade him (the suspect) round the community with the stolen items as a deterrent to others.

It was also learnt that after parading the suspect round the village, he was released and asked to sin no more.