A father of eight children, Sunday Ogodi and his accomplice, Jude Andrew have been arrested for stealing motorcycles in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The suspects were arrested by the Ika North East Chapter of Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps early this week.
Ogodi, a native of Abraka, said that he ventured into the business of buying and selling stolen motorcycles about two months ago after his farm business collapsed.
He revealed that his plan to go into the illicit business became a reality after his encounter with Jude Andrew, a native of Ekuku-Agbor.
While he serves as the sales man, Jude Andrew made sure that the motorcycles are ready for Ogodi to pack to Abaka. for sales
Ogodi and Jude, according to reports from residents of the area in Boji-Boji, Owa, have sold more than thirty motorcycles in recent time.
Nemesis caught up with Ogodi early this week as he was arrested at Ekuku-Agbor on his way to Abraka by members of Ika North East Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps following a tip off by residents.
Ogodi later confessed that he got involved in illicit motorcycle business so as to make ends meet. He begged for mercy, declaring that he will not go back to crime again.
On the part of Jude Andrew, he said that he is a friend to Ogodi, but he is not a motorcycle thief. He claimed that he was only directed by someone at old Abraka Road in Boji-Boji, Owa, to be selling motorcycles to Ogodi.
On how he got the motorcycles, Jude said they were given to him by someone whose name he refused to disclose, at the time of interrogation.
After a thorough search, a new motorcycle was found at Jude’s bedroom. The motorcycle was covered with foam and bed sheet.
Both Sunday Ogodi and Jude Andrew were later handed over to men of the Nigerian Police in Ika North East.
Meanwhile, the Anti-Cult leader in the local government, Mr Moses Efamehule has warned criminals to stay off, assuring that his team is fully prepared to fight against any criminal act, particularly in this yuletide season.