Everyday for the thief, one day for the house owner. Two alleged female notorious thieves, who specialized in robbing shops, supermarket, boutiques and restaurants in Akwa Ibom State under the pretence of wanting to buy goods. The suspects identified as Grace Ekpo and Mfon Daniel from Itiam Ikot Ebia, Uyo Local Government, were nabbed by some members of the public and handed over to men of the Akwa Ibom Police Command last Thursday, shortly after robbing a boutique located at Ekpo Obot Street.
Narrating her ordeal, the sales girl Imaobong Isaiah said- “The two girls enter my shop on a pretence to buy from me but after picking all the costly female hand bags, shoes, men gens, hand watches and cloths worth forty-five thousand naira; instead of them to pay for what they have bought, they sent me to go and buy them drinks. So, I went to buy drinks for them at the nearby shop. As I returned, I met them making calls, and immediately their operational Keke man who was on a standby to pick them came and the went inside the Keke with all my cloths without paying. So, I tell them to give me my cloths, they refused. So, I started shouting, help! Thief! Thief! But the Keke man had already moved. As God would like it, luck ran out on them, the people around and people using car pursued them and caught them.”
The suspects are currently in police custody.
Source: Akwa Ibom News Update