Phone Theft: Teenager Escapes Lynching By Secondary School Students In Calabar

In Breaking News, Education, News, Reports

By Violet Isek

A teenager simply identified as Uche, Friday escaped been mobbed for allegedly stealing a phone.

Students of Government Secondary School (GSS) Akim Town, Ndidem Usang Iso (Marian) road by Rabana roundabout caught Uche after he snatched a phone from a student (name withheld).

The students after a hot chase, caught the boy who is said to be a member of a notorious gang terrorizing the school.

One of the School Prefects told CrossRiverWatch that, “Uche is a notorious thief that has been stealing from several secondary school students in Calabar.

“He normally comes to School and harass students; either he collects phones, money, wrist watches, memory card. He is an ex student of this school. The school authority has not been aware because he does it after school, when school is over.

“He waits outside for the students. He does it in several schools, I have seen him in several schools, even in FANS before. He will do as if he wants to beat you, then you remove your phone and give him.” He said.

The student whose phone was stolen refused to be interviewed saying that “He has friends.”

Uche on yellow shirt, Credit: www.crossriverwatch.com

Another disclosed anonymously that, “He stole a phone today and he was reported to the Principal, he then ran, I and others pursued him. I don’t want to talk much, his people are here hanging around to listen”.

Some students also confirmed that Uche was a student of GSS Akim but was expelled.

At the time of filing this report, he had been taken to an undisclosed Police station by some students and Man ‘O’ War officials of the school.

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