A fake soldier, Habib Garuba and his friend, Alex Samuel, were nabbed for phone theft after the culprits allegedly stole from a phone shop at Covenant Street, Agbor, Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State, this morning Tuesday.
The suspects who were said to be apprehended by a mob, reportedly came from Warri and were haned over to the army at Agbor. They were later paraded at about 9.30 am by the Commander.
A fake soldier, Habib Garuba and his friend, Alex Samuel, who stormed a phone shop at Covenant Street, Agbor, Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State, this morning Tuesday) to pilfer telephone hand sets have been apprehended by a mob.
One of the suspect, Garuba who identified himself as a soldier, said they entered the phone shop pretending to be genuine buyers and after choosing three different types of phones, receipt was given to him.
“He sneaked away from the shop without the notice of the owner and called me to take the phones and leave the shop quickly.” He explained.
However, luck ran out on them as his friend was nabbed while trying to escape with the phones.
The shop owner raised the alarm which attracted neighbors and passers by.
He was later taken to Army Base, Agbor. Alex pleaded with the army to release him, claiming it was the handiwork of the devil.
The suspect said he actually came to the College of Education, Agbor, to secure admission requirement when his friend told that he wanted to buy phone.