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Thief steals power cables to afford Christmas clothes for girlfriend

Two suspected thieves have been arrested for stealing power cables in Idah Local Government Area of Kogi state.

The young men were said to have been operating in Okpachala, Idah LGA when they met their waterloo.

During interrogation, one of the suspects confessed that he stole so that he could sell it off and use the money to buy Christmas clothes for his girlfriend.

According to the thief, he had promised to buy clothes for the lady so he was just trying to keep his word.

However, his accomplice blamed his act on the Devil.

In related news, a young man, Nura Mohammed, has confessed that he masterminded the theft of a new motorcycle in Adamawa state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, said Nura, a commercial motorcyclist explained that he needed something to sell off in a bid to raise money for his wedding.

The Adamawa State indigene recounted how he and his accomplice, Muhammed Bello, lured their victim to the area where they took his motorcycle from him.

The State Police Command apprehended the two suspects in Fufore Local Government Area after the case was reported by the victim.

Nura Mohammed, 20 hails from Modire in Girei LGA while Muhammed Bello, 24, is a native of Jili Unguwan Wakili from Fufore LGA.

They both confessed to the crime and pleaded for mercy.

Nura who said he got involved in the theft out of love and to get money to marry a girl he had been going out with, pleaded with his girlfriend to exercise patience and to understand that he did it for their relationship.

He asked the law for forgiveness, as it was the first time he would commit such a crime.