Two daring robbers, aged 15 and 16 , got into trouble on Tuesday, a day after they burgled a house in Oke Afa area of Magboro, Ogun State when they simply strolled through the same street with their loot.
A resident, Mr. Ayoade Ahmed, told our correspondent that an eagle-eyed resident spotted the suspect on Tuesday when they carried a television they had stolen the previous day past the street where they had carried out the robbery.
“This kind of robbery attack takes place often. Two of my family friends had been attacked in a similar fashion in recent times. The usual thing is that while you are in church, they would steal your electronics and jewellery,”Ahmed said.
The boys identified simply as Tunde and Omo Mushin, were said to have burgled a house at Oke Afa on Monday afternoon, stealing N600,000 kept in the house including the flat screen television they were caught with and other items.
Ahmed said, “The man only discovered his house had been burgled when he got home around 11pm that day.
“On Tuesday, residents noticed the two boys passing by. One of them carried a television on his head while another carried a ‘Ghana-must-go’ bag. Some young men then challenged them and asked where they were coming from. The boys said they were coming from their house and that they were taking the television for repairs.
“But the explanation they were giving did not sound plausible. It showed in their voices that they were not telling the truth. When they were asked to take people to where they brought the television from, they could not say where the place was.”
Saturday PUNCH learnt that residents pounced on the robbers and beat them mercilessly after stripping them and tying their arms behind their backs.
Tunde was even compelled to call his mother on the phone to tell her what he had done.
The residents interrogating the boys later handed them over to the police at the Ibafo Police Division.
The police said the suspects had been transferred to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta for further investigations.