The Cross River State Police Command has arrested one 35-year-old Anietie Okon, only two days after serving a seven-year jail term for attempting to a steal car battery.
Punch reports that Okon was paraded along with 24 others on Tuesday after confessing that he attempted to steal the battery because he needed money to purchase things for cleansing which a church prophet in Calabar had recommended.
“I had no money on me. I went to the church for deliverance but the prophet asked me to go and buy some materials for cleansing. I did not have any money, so, I went to a mechanic workshop to see if I could get money,” Okon admtted.
“I sighted a battery and wanted to take it for sale but I was caught by security operatives. That was how I found myself in the police custody again. Please I beg for mercy, I will not do it again. I actually told the church that I had no money.”
Asserting that the suspect would be charged to court shortly, the Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, said that Okon was caught breaking into a workshop to steal valuables and arrested shortly thereafter.
The Commissioner gave the assurance that Okon and the 24 other suspects paraded for offences including robbery, murder, illegal possession of firearms, would be brought to book.
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