Members of the Vigilante group of Igbogene Community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State has apprehended a 16 years old boy suspected to member of a serial burgling gang operating in the area.
The boy, identified as ThankGod Goodluck and a native Nembe Bassanbiri in Nembe Local Government area of the State, was apprehended during the alleged act of breaking and entering a shop belonging to an Igbo Trader in the area.
LEADERSHIP gathered that Goodluck, who is secondary school drop out of Yenegue Community Secondary school, was arrested at about 2am on public holiday of Tuesday .
According to the chairman of the -gbogene Vigilante Group , Chief Robbison Asomo MoneySweet, the suspect was apprehended with bunch of master keys,” according to the boy’s confession during interrogation by the Vigilante group, claimed to have been a member of a serial burglar gang involved in breaking into homes,shops and business premises in the area”
Money sweet said though the suspect has been handed to the Anti-Vice Unit of the State Police command, the Vigilante group called for the support and cooperation of the indigenes of the Igbogene community and the Police.
“Despite out noble effort to ensure a crime free community, the lack of moral and financial support from the Igbogene council of Chiefs, the Women Chiefs and others is hampering effective community policing. non-Indigenes have shown support with token donations.”
On the alleged cases of release of suspects handed to Police without knowledge of the incident igilante group, Chief Money Sweet called on the State Commissioner of Police to call his men to order as the act is jeopardising security in the area, A situation where I went to go and check suspect handed to police, and am asked to pay money for tissue and other toiletries. They are not helping us at all.”