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Oteri-Ughelli residents decry high rate of crime
By Choice Grandball,
RESIDENTS of Isodje in Oteri-Ughelli community, Ughelli North local government area of Delta State have send Save Our Souls message to security agents in Ughelli North over incessant theft in the area.
It was gathered that, a provision store was thrice burgled within 10 days, carting away food stuffs including, Milo, rice, beans, clothes shoes and other items by unidentified burglars.
According sources in the area, the provisions store that is continually burgled is about 50 yards away from the local civil denfense stand.
One of the sources alleged that before the Christmas and New Year celebration, the store was burgled and after the New Year they came again.
As you can see, the local security known as ‘Civil Defense’ is bent on collecting monthly levy of N500 without doing anything for the safety of the people.
Also, Mr. Prosper Odafe, a victim whose clothes and shoes were stolen, said, “Isodje was not like this and the leadership of the area must come together and device a new strategy to combat the crime rate.
He said, “I came for the Christmas holidays only for me to wash my clothes and before you knew it, they were taken by the new owner.
“I am appealing to government and security agents to urgently come to the rescue of Isodje people in Ughelli because things are getting out of hand.”