Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Diobu Vigilante Volunteer Group (DVVG) in Rivers State have arrested two out of four suspected thieve, Musa Yahuza and Afgha Sadi who specialised in stealing tricycle popularly called keke in Port Harcourt.
Two members of the gang who was said to have been familiar with the terrain escaped arrest.
The suspects, before they were handed over to Mile 1 Police Station by the Secretary of DVVG, Prince Amatari Bipeledei confessed that they were not armed robbers but only specialized in stealing Keke to earn a living.
Sadi who identified his state as Gombe while Musa said hail from Plateau state pleaded with the men of DVVG to give them a second chance, adding that they were lured in the business of stealing Keke by the two suspects who escaped arrest.
They noted in a pidgin language that why they were caught because they are not familiar with the terrain, “The ones that ran away are our friends, they know this area, but we don’t know the area. They paid us to drive the Keke down to this place but we didn’t know that the vigilante was targeting us.”
But Prince Bipeledei, while responding yesterday after he handed over the suspects to the Police said the suspects were four in number but two of them escaped arrest.
He said the two suspects confessed to them how they were lured financially by the two friends who escaped arrest