The Bayelsa State Vigilante Service, a state-run security outfit, has arrested three people for allegedly robbing a 15-year-old girl in Yenagoa.
According to the operative of Bayelsa Vigilante Service, one Godwin Sunday, 28, and two female accomplices, Anna Samuel, 21 and Better Okorie, 23 allegedly robbed N5,000 from a 15-year-old girl after buying goods from Tombia market.
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The 15-years-old girl was standing by the roadside close to the market, waiting to board a tricycle home after buying all she needed in the market when the three-member gang accosted her and collected her money in broad daylight.
“After they collected the money, I raised the alarm that drew the attention of the vigilante. I didn’t even know that vigilante boys were around. It was at that point I saw them chasing the criminals and apprehended them close to the roundabout as they tried to escape.”
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the arrest, the chairman of the State Vigilante Service, Doubiye Alagba, used the medium to warn other criminals who operate within the Tombia roundabout axis and other parts of the state to choose a new leaf of life or face the full wrath of the law.
He said: “I am using this medium to call on members of the public to always be vigilant and security conscious of their environment at all times. It is only by so doing you can quickly notice the presence of criminal elements and avoid being attacked and robbed.
“We have handed them over to Operation Dou Akpo, a special unit of the Bayelsa State Command of the Nigeria Police force for further investigations and subsequent prosecution,” he said.