A 23 years old gambler who gave his name as Samson Sunday from Azungu quarters of Ogwashi-Uku was on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, paraded for stealing by the Owa-Ekei II unit of the Delta State Community Policing (Vigilante), Boji-Boji, Owa in Ika North East Local Government Area.
Confessing to the crime, the suspect, Samson said he was paraded for stealing a handset in an electronic shop belonging to one Chika Ekaezuwa along Emordi Street in Boji-Boji, Owa.
According to him, “Sincerely, I stole the handset. I entered the electronic shop on the pretense to inquire about an electrical wire to purchase and in the process, I sighted a handset which unknowing to me that it’s being used by the shop owner to play music.
“Luck ran out on me as the Landlord of the house who suspected me to be a thief handed me over to the Vigilante group, and I was taken to their office for interrogation”.
Continuing, Samson who is an Okada rider, but resides at Igbodo said he stole the phone in other to raise money to play Bet9ja Virtual, who according to him is an evil spirit that has got him into stealing.
“Bet9ja Virtual is an evil spirit that has got me into stealing. Every kobo I make, I use it to gamble, and I have never won. I have continued to play Bet9ja despite all efforts I have made to stop it.
“Unfortunately, now, it has brought a big shame on me. Bet9ja has ruined my life. Help me by allowing me to go scot-free, and I will turn a new leaf”, Samson appealed to the Vigilante group.
On his part, Chika Ekaezuwa said he got to know that his phone was missing when Samson was taken away by the Vigilante group, and the music he was using the phone to play via Bluetooth stopped playing.
He further disclosed that Samson after a series of interrogations confessed that he stole the phone and then took them to the bush part where he had thrown it into and with the hope to come for it after he was released.
Also responding, the Owa-Ekei II unit of the Vigilante Chairman, Mr. Sunday Owuzo, also known as Amiusu-Japan said the area is an unsafe zone for criminals to operate successfully because his men are always alert of the happenings, saying that whoever is caught committing a crime will be handed over to the police for further investigation and if found guilty will be charged to court for prosecution.
REPORTED BY PATRICK GBUCHANYE