A 13-year old boy, Shola Ibojor on Sunday August 20 confessed that he stole iron rods from a welder’s shop along Okumagba Avenue near Idama Hotel to construct rabbit cage.
AUTHENTIC News Daily gathered that Shola who is the fourth child of his mother was caught after successfully stealing the iron rods at Frank Ailehmen Street by the owner of a welding shop simply identified as Peter with the help of an angry mob.
Shola was slightly beaten at the the scene before his mother, Mrs. Ainuh Blessing arrived.
The SS I student of the College of Commerce in Warri noted that this was not the first time he had stolen even though he knows stealing is a sin.
The mother of the thirteen year old boy,Mrs. Blessing also gave him some beatings and pleaded that he (Shola) be released to her.
Blessing who is from Ilaje, Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State claimed that Shola was among five children abandoned by their father who absconded to marry another wife.
Blessing also claimed that she was surprised to observe the absence of Shola in the house when she woke up this morning as early as 6:30am stressing that,” We done look for am tire before one Pikkin come call me say them catch am for where he go thief.”
According to her,”I no know say he don go thief. This boy, you no go kill me. Them be five Wey their papa abandon for me run follow another woman. Since then, Na only me dey look them” as she wept profusely.
However, the angry mob including the owner of the welding shop released
Shola to his mother with a caution that when next commits similar crime, she (mother) and her son will be arrested and dealt with decisively.