A serial house burglar was apprehended while trying to break into a house in Umueze Ogwa, Akabo, Ikeduru Local Government Area over the weekend. The suspect (names withheld) was paraded naked with tyre and palm fronts on his neck (signifying taboo) around the village by an angry mob made up of youths and women. Many of them who spoke to me said hoodlums have been terrorizing the village for some time now, robbing people with guns and carting away valuables.
The suspect was later moved to Orie Akabo by the mob, where law enforcement agents intervened and whisked him away. People said he was a known serial burglar and criminal; stealing house items, domestic animals and money.