Two armed robbery suspects
arrested by the Department of State
Service in Anambra State, Uche
Ezeugo and Somadina, have
attributed their actions to the current hard times in the country.
Ezeugo said he was forced into the
act to enable him give his late father
a befitting burial.
“I’m not a natural thief. It’s this Buhari hard condition that led me into this temptation.”
They were arrested for allegedly stealing some laptops.
Somadina, on his part, blamed his
action on hunger and starvation. The two, in their twenties, from
Aguluezechukwu in Aguata council
area of the state, were apprehended by the DSS at Nanka in Orumba North area of the state.
While confessing to the crime, the
suspects said it was their first time of
involving themselves in the act.
They pleaded for leniency, promising not to indulge in such acts again.
The Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr. Sam Okaula, said
the laptops had been disposed by
the suspects before they were
The CP said two pump action guns
and one locally made rifle were
recovered from them, adding that
the suspects would be charged to
court as soon as investigations were concluded.
He advised youths to shun crime,
noting that every crime leads to