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Young man arrested in for stealing biscuits, soft drinks; blames hunger

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NIGERIA, Port Harcourt – A 25-year-old plumber Destiny Asuquo, has blamed hunger after he was arrested for breaking into a store in Rumuodara, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State, to steal biscuits, sausage roll and soft drinks.

Asuquo, from Akwa-Ibom state, was arrested by a vigilante group in Rumuodara Community, last Thursday after he broke into the provision shop to steal.

On interrogation, the suspect who said he is a plumber claimed he has not eaten for two days and has been hoping to get a job, but to no avail.

He claimed he was forced to break into the shop to eat something to save his life, having suffered chronic attack of ulcer for two nights.

The suspect has been handed over to Okporo Police station in Rumuodara for investigation and prosecution.

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