Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa
A father of two, Mr Kaduna Enatimi, was on Thursday caught with a stolen pot of soup and over a dozen wraps of fufu, a cassava delicacy, at Igbogene community, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Enatimi, 35, who confessed to the crime, was apprehended by a local vigilance group, who were on a patrol in the area in the early hours of yesterday.
He allegedly stole the pot of soup and the fufu from a food seller, who had locked the items in her store the previous night.
Head of the Igbogene Vigilante group, Chief MoneySweet Asomo, who confirmed the arrest, disclosed that the accused was apprehended at about 2am on Thursday while consuming the food.
According to Chief Asomo, the accused, who is married and an indigene of Akassa Community of Brass Local Government Area of the State, claimed that hunger and economic hardship led him to steal the pot of soup and the food stuffs to be able to feed his family.