25-year-old plumber Destiny Asuquo is pointing fingers at hunger after he was arrested for breaking into a store in Rumuodara, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State, to steal biscuits, sausage roll and soft drinks.
Asuquo, who hails from Akwa-Ibom state, was arrested by a vigilante group in Rumuodara Community, last Thursday after he broke into the provision shop to steal. On interrogation, the suspect who said he is a plumber claimed he was hungry because he had not eaten for two days and has been hoping to get a job, but to no avail.
He claimed he was forced to break into the shop to eat something to save his life, having suffered a chronic attack of ulcer for two nights.
The suspect has been handed over to Okporo Police station in Rumuodara for investigation and prosecution.