Ezeugo said he was forced into the act to enable him give his late father a befitting burial. His words, “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 arrested.
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 trouble.