Friday, 19 October 2018

"I’mJust Like A Street Boy Trying To Survive,” - Arrested 18-Year-Old Robber

Operatives of the Niger State Police Command have apprehended one Abdulrasheed Usman for burgling a house  in Minna, the state capital. The 18-year-old suspect was found with an LG plasma television, one ceiling fan, one GoTV decoder, two remote control sets and extension cable valued at N88,000. Usman was said  to have broken into a home at  19 Military Cantonment, 31 Artillery Brigade, Minna.

Usman, who is unemployed, told Punch correspondent that he worked with a gang that specialised in breaking into people’s houses and shops.

The stolen items, he said, were usually sold at give-away prices. “We break into people’s homes after they must have gone to work and steal their valuables which we sell at give away prices.

“At times, we sold it to people who trade in  stolen properties,” he explained.

“I have not been doing anything since I was born; my parents did not send me to school.

“In fact, they abandoned me and that was why I found myself breaking into houses. That is the only thing I can do to survive now.

“I cannot say I regret my action because my parents did not give me home training. I’m just like a street boy trying to survive,” Usman claimed.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, confirmed the arrest, saying operatives recovered from the suspect one LG plasma television, ceiling fan, one GoTV decoder, two remote control and extension cable all valued N88,000.

He said the command had concluded investigations and charged the matter to court.

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