Two scavengers, Sunday John and Mohammed Nuhu, were, this morning, caught while vandalising vehicles in the highbrow Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State.
John, from Adamawa State, whose father is a retired Chief Justice in the state, and Nuhu who is from Kano State, were nabbed at about 2am while trying to cart away the carcass of a vehicle chassis.
The two thieves who were severely beaten and stripped Unclad and paraded around the estate, were said to have already collected the money from their ready buyer who is yet to be apprehended.
According to witnesses, they are said to be regular thieves who go about stealing vehicle part as well as robbing early risers.
In his confession to Pulse, John agreed to the allegation, blaming his attitude on drugs and his stubbornness.
"My father is a retired Chief Justice in my state. He is not a poor man but I have been rebellious right from my childhood and actually ran away from home to Lagos. I am a drug addict and I take tramadol.
It is true I joined Nuhu to steal the chassis because he told me the man had already paid him for it.
I am sorry. Please help me beg the police to forgive me. I will not steal again."
On his part, Nuhu said he actually called John to join him in the act.
"I am a scavenger and someone told me he wanted the chassis and I brought him last night to see it, promising him I would deliver the thing to him.
At about 2am, John and myself came to Ugbogoh Iweanya where the thing was and we had successfully taken it to Admiralty Way when the police patrol team caught us."