Easter: Man caught stealing  goats 


CITIZENS COMPASS —As Christians look forward to Easter celebration, a 25-year-old man simply identified as Monday, has allegedly stolen two goats in Obio Ndot, Oruk Anam Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.

He also escaped being lynched by a mob. 

Monday, who hails from the community but resides in Uyo, was alleged to have sneaked into the village and was caught trying to make away with the goats.

A community source said the alleged thief, an ex-convict, is noted for stealing livestock from the community to sell off in Uyo since returning from prison for similar offences.

He said: “On this occasion, he was caught red-handed by youths in the community. After being given the beating of his life, petrol was being sourced to burn him alive when elders of the community intervened and called in the police, who rescued him.

“This same Monday, who sells roasted pork in Uyo, had stolen two goats from the community two years ago and was caught trying to move them out on a chartered tricycle (Keke).

On this latest allegation, the alleged thief confessed to the crime, saying: “It’s a hunger that pushed me into this mess, promising to repent if left off the hook.”

A senior police officer confirmed the rescue of Monday, noting: “Investigation is ongoing and he will be handed over to the legal department for prosecution.”

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