4th December, 2015
A 28-year-old man, Ikechukwu Godspower, arrested by the police for felony, has confessed that he relocated a few days ago from Abuja to steal in Lagos State, western Nigeria., before travelling to celebrate Christmas.
He made the revelation at the Isolo Magistrates’ court on Thursday where he was arraigned for criminal offence.
He pleaded guilty to the three-count criminal charge brought against him by the police.
Rivers State-born Godspower was arrested at a super market at Domino Plaza on Osolo Way after he broke the inner entrance door glass to steal in the super market.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Godspower went into the super market under the false pretence of buying items as a customer.
He first requested for a bottle of soft drink before he broke into an inner apartment to steal.
But his plans failed as he was caught by security men on duty and handed over to the police at Aswani division.
At the station, he admitted attempting to steal before he was caught by security guards.
He said he lives at Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja from where he came to Lagos.
He narrated that things were not easy for him there and he decided to come to Lagos to hussle and get money before he travels for Christmas.
On how he knew Lagos, he said he lived here before he relocated to Abuja a few years ago to also hussle there.
He said since he came to Lagos, he had no fixed address where he stays and had nobody to accommodate him, adding that he sleeps anywhere.
When Godspower was brought to the court and he pleaded guilty to the charge raed to him, the prosecutor told the court that since he pleaded guilty, the court should give him short adjournment for fact and sentence.
Consequently, the presiding Magistrate, Mrs Joy Ugbomoiko adjourned the matter till 9 December 2015 for fact and sentence.