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I could have died & rotten if Police didn’t nab me – Man confesses


A 26-year-old suspected burglar, Joseph Eke, has confessed that he could have lost his life if the operatives of the Aba Central Police Station had not arrested him when he was trapped in the pool office he broke into.

Eke, who was paraded by the Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Mr. Adeleye Oyabade, in Umuahia, the state capital, said he was attracted by the huge sum of money he saw the cashier attached to the pool office count when he went to play pool.

Eke, who claimed to be a graduate of Mass Communication from Enugu State University but had been “wheelbarrow pusher” to earn money, said, “I was attracted by the huge amount of money the cashier was counting in the office that I could not resist because I have not seen that amount of money before.

“I was trapped after the operation because I suspected that people were aware that somebody was robbing the office.

“I thank God that the police were contacted and they came and rescued me. If not, I wouldn’t have known what would have happened to me if I was caught by the mob”.

CP Oyebade said items recovered from the suspect included the sum of one million, six hundred and thirty five thousand, six hundred seventy five naira (N1,635,675.00) and one plasma television.

He stated that the suspect had confessed to the crime and would be arraigned.

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