By Omobolanle Kougbe
A man arrested for stealing has told police he went into robbery to raise money needed for his surgery. Ifeanyi Chukwundike, 32, alongside members of his gang, was reported to have robbed a betting shop at different times in Aba, Abia State. The suspects were given away by a security camera installed at the betting shop.
“I have something that looks like a boil on my stomach. When I went to the hospital for treatment, the doctor said I needed to be operated upon; that is why I went to steal in order to raise the N45,000 to pay for the surgery,” he said.
Adeleye Oyabade, Commissioner of Police for the state, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspects were part of a gang that attacked and killed two security operatives earlier.
He advised that members of the public take pre-cautionary measures to protect their business and properties. He added that a manhunt had been launched for fleeing members of the gang.