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“Please Forgive Me, I’ll Repent From Now” – Suspected Pickpocket Begs Bayelsa State Vigilante




A suspected pickpocket has begged for mercy after being apprehended by the men of the Bayelsa State vigilante.

According to reports, the suspect, identified as Power ThankGod, a 28-year-old indigene of Ahoada West LGA in Rivers State, specializes in snatching phones, money, and other valuables from passengers inside tricycles and vehicles in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital.

It was gathered that ThankGod was apprehended at the popular Tombia-Etegwe Roundabout about 4:00 p.m on Saturday, December 4, after he successfully stole N3000 naira from the pocket of a Keke rider.



Gallant men of the Bayelsa State Vigilante Service who were stationed at the Tombia Roundabout axis chased and caught him after the driver raised the alarm.


Following his arrest, ThankGod confessed to having been committing the crime for years, adding that he operates daily, and also pleaded to be pardoned, saying that he will repent henceforth.

According to him, his modus operandi include boarding tricycles and vehicles then snatching phones, other valuables from women’s handbags or men’s pockets.


Confirming the incident to the newsmen, the Chairman of Bayelsa State Vigilante Service, Hon. Doubiye Alagba said, “when the Keke Driver raised the alarm, already the suspect had dropped from the Keke, it took a hot chase from men of the state vigilante before he was caught and the stolen money recovered from him.

“Let me use this medium to call on the attention of residents who use commercial means of transport to look out for these set of criminals who are on the increase now in our dear state causing havoc to our people


“This suspect from his confession is a professional in this act for years and these are the bad eggs who colonise others to join them in this wicked act of pick-pocketing etc.” he added.


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