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Oct 30, 2017

Ewuru vigilante group in Ika South has arrested two middle-aged men for allegedly stealing solar panels and inverter solar batteries installed at a public health centre in a nearby community in Edo State.
The suspects who are indigenes of Ekwuoma, in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State were identified as Kingsley Okuarinma (31) and Friday Okorie (38).
They were nabbed at the wee hours of Thursday, October 20, 2017 during an attempt to escape with the solar panels and inverter batteries through the Ewuru community road from Oki. However, luck ran out for them when the vigilante group accosted them.
During interrogation, the suspects denied stealing the items found in their possession, insisting that they were drivers and that the solar panels were given to them by someone whose name was not mentioned to deliver. The truth was later uncovered when the Ewuru vigilante group in their doggedness followed the suspects to Ugbokoniro Community in Edo State where the items were allegedly stolen from.
It was discovered that the suspects burgled the health centre which was under construction by an illustrious son of the community. Also, one panel which was left behind was recovered at a bush part.
Speaking to Ika Weekly, the chairman of the Ewuru vigilante group, Mr. John Apumagan, narrated how they caught the suspects and the effort made to uncover the truth.
He encouraged other vigilante groups in Ika land to be proactive by doing their job effectively, particularly at night in order to combat crime rate.
As at the time of filing this report, the suspects had already been handed over to police officers of Agbor police, who in following modalities had redirected the suspect to the Police Command in Edo State where the crime was committed.