The Agbor Gha-Ihun vigilante group has arrested two motorcycle riders who allegedly specialised in stealing phones from shops in Agbor, in the Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The suspects, Frank Joseph, 30, an indigene of Owa-Oyibu, and Chukwuka Omosor, 28, from Kwale, were allegedly caught while attempting to steal a phone from a saloon store on Orikeze Avenue on Saturday.
The vigilante group Chairman, Mr Monday Kiyem, claimed that both suspects pretended to be customers.
“They asked the stylist to give them shampoo, but she told them that her shampoo had finished. Later, they asked for another item, and while she turned to bring the item, one of them picked the phone.
“The suspects, who were being watched by the vigilante men, were chased and arrested. They said they had stolen four different phones on that Saturday.
“We paraded them round the stores where the phones were stolen,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Delta State Government has warned motorcycle and tricycle riders in the state to desist from criminal acts following the incessant use of keke and okada for robbery, especially in the capital territory.
The state Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, and the Director General of the State Capital Territory Development Agency, Mrs Joan Mrakpor, gave the warning during a meeting with the operators on Friday in Asaba.