Nemesis finally caught up with two alleged female thieves, who specialized in robbing shops, supermarket, boutiques and restaurants in Akwa Ibom State under the pretense of wanting to buy goods. The suspectsidentified as Grace Ekpo and Mfon Daniel from Itiam Ikot Ebia, Uyo Local Government, were
nabbed by some members of the public and handed over to men of the Akwa Ibom Police Command last Thursday, shortly after robbing a boutique located at No. 15 Ekpo Obot Street.
Narrating her ordeal, the sales girl Imaobong Isaiah said:”The two girls enter my shop on a pretence to buy from me but after picking all the costly female hand bags, shoes, men gens, hand watches and cloths worth forty-five thousand naira; instead of them to pay for what they have bought, they sent me to go and buy them drinks. So, I went to buy drinks for them at the nearby shop. As I returned, I met them making calls, and immediately their operational Keke man who was on a standby to pick them came and the went inside the Keke with all my cloths without paying. So, I tell them to give me my cloths, they refused. So, I started shouting, help! Thief! Thief! But the Keke man had already moved. As God would like it, luck ran out on them, the people around and people using car pursued them and caught them.”
On interrogation, the suspects admitted to being involved in all kinds of robbery.
“When we entered people shop, anything you sale we will pack the most costly ones; after which we will asked you to get us water or send you on an errand, that will make us run away with the goods without paying for it. We rob women in Keke, we pick recharge card bags and anything that would fetch us quick money.”