PAINTER, OKADA RIDER CAUGHT STEALING GOAT

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The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Thursday paraded an Okada rider and a painter(both pictured) accused of stealing a goat.

The Commandant, Mr. Andrew Ugwumba, said the suspects, Agagu Seun and Adedipe Gbenga were serial livestock thieves and operated in the dead of the night in Akure, the Ondo State capital with a motorcycle owned by the latter.

Mr. Ugwumba explained that nemesis finally caught up with them on Tuesday when they were caught red handed stealing a goat.

Seun, who is a painter, said he took to stealing because he was not making enough money from his job.

He, however, denied being a serial livestock thief, saying it was his first outing.

But his partner, Adedipe, who claimed to be an okada rider, said he was not aware that the goat was stolen, as his friend told him he was going to help him pick up a goat he had bought.

Asked if he thought it wise to help someone pick a goat at 3am, without raising suspicion of being a thief, he replied, “I did not know that he stole the goat, I only waited on the road with my bike.”

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