Two Timber Thieves Arrested In Ugep On Christmas Day

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By Odey Ojeka

The two suspected timber thieves
The two suspected timber thieves

Two young men from Utom Ijiman, Ugep in Yakurr local government area of Cross River State have been held for stealing fifteen pieces of timber on Christmas day, 25th of December 2015.

The suspects, Eteng Nsoni and Junior popularly known as AKBC, who are both natives of Utom Ijiman, Ugep were caught by a local security club in the community, Aso Rock after receiving a complaint from one Mr. Okoi popularly known as Operator who owns the stolen timber.

CrossRiverWatch gathered that having received the complaint, the Aso Rock task force went the next day 26th of December 2015 in search of the suspects.

The first suspect Eteng Nsoni was brought to Aso Rock base for interrogation on the 26th. The suspect denied stealing any timber, until he said to have been intimidated by the aggressive Aso Rock boys, before he spoke the truth and named his accomplice who was also later apprehended.

The suspect said, “I stole his timbers because we worked for him, but he has not paid us yet, we need money that is why we hid his timber and sold two, but the left over timber, it seems somebody spied on us and took the remaining timber from where we hid them.”

One of the persons who witness the question session told our reporter that “the two lads are school dropouts because their parents refused to train them in school and hard work. That is why they steal sometimes to earn a living.”

At the time of filling this report, the two sold pieces of timber that were sold had been recovered and the suspects were left to go home while investigation continue to find the missing pieces.

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