While many people are currently lamenting about the “skyrocketing” prices of car parts in Nigeria, some miscreants are busy prowling for someone's car to vandalize and steal parts from. Fresh reports claim that some Bayelsa Vigilante members recently arrested two men for stealing car batteries and copper wires. The BSVS (Bayelsa State Vigilante Service) members reported that the arrested suspects were “experts” at vandalizing people’s vehicles and stealing parts that they later sell to Yenagoa scrap dealers.
These are the faces of the young men arrested for stealing car batteries and copper wires in Bayelsa state
According to media reports, the suspect arrested for stealing copper wires is identified as Matthew Izibefiezem who is 18-years old. Similarly, the second suspect that was arrested for stealing car batteries is identified as Lotana Ifeogbunam. The Bayelsa Vigilante leader, Hon Doubiye Algba revealed that the second suspect was apprehended while he was attempting to steal the battery of a certain Lexus SUV along Imiringi road. As of the time of writing this report, both of the suspects have now been delivered into the hands of the Nigeria Police Force in Bayelsa State.
Bayelsa Vigilante leader says that the arrested suspects usually sell their loot to popular scrap dealers in the state
Going by the revelations of Hon. Doubiye Algba, the arrested thieves usually loot people’s cars to sell the stolen parts to scrap dealers across Bayelsa state. He disclosed that their arrest was triggered by the increasing complaints by residents that have noticed unusual activities of scavengers in the Bayelsa state. The vigilante servicemen have now called on the state government to put more effort into creating a standard for verifying the identity of scavengers across the state. The security men believe that if such a measure is put in place, the rate of vandalism and stealing of car parts will reduce in the state.
In another disturbing report, the Nigerian police recently paraded an arrested suspect that specializes in burgling churches late at night. Watch this press video below to get more details of this other report.
Man Who Specializes In Breaking Into Churches To Steal Arrested By Nigerian Police