Luck ran out of this young man seriously and was caught while trying to steal a transformer cable in Akawibom state.
The suspect was beaten and brutalized by youths of the community.
Reports was gathered that the suspect was nabbed along Edem Udo and Afaha Uqua Road, Eket on Sunday morning, July 11.
According to information, he had allegedly succeeded in stealing the cables from Afaha Uqua transformer before going to Edem Udo transformer to steal more but unfortunately ran out on him as he was arrested in the act.
The suspect was given a beating of his life by angry residents before being paraded around the community, with the cables on his head and around his body.
If not for the intervention of the police operatives the suspect would have been killed without mercy, because the rate the youth werr pounding on him they was no mercy attached to it.
The suspect was beaten right from the place the caught him to the village heads compound were he was taken to. The vigilante leader who led the squad of security operatives who arrested the suspect told the village head that they were on patrol when they saw the suspect stealing this cables.
He was pursued to were he was finally apprehended.
The suspect confessed and told people that they is no amount of beating given to him that can affect him because of the charms he drinks before going out to rob, he advised that instead of them beating him, they should hand him over to the police.
The main reason why they are no lights in the community is because of this type of criminals who go to the transformer and steal things out of it.
The suspect was handed over to the police and he was taken back to the police station for further investigations.