Spiritual Stealing: Two Masquerades Arrested For Robbery In Nsukka, Enugu

Date: 22-08-2015 6:31 pm (5 years ago) | Author: MrJohn
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The Police in Nsukka on Saturday arrested two men in masquerade costume in Ovoko Community, Nsukka LGA, Enugu State, for allegedly beating up a passenger on a commercial motorcycle and robbing him of N57,000.

The incident happened on the Nsukka/Oballo-Afor highway.

A police source said policemen moved to the scene when the victim, Mr. Chinonso Ezewaji, reported the matter to Nsukka Police Area command and the two men were arrested.

“The escorts of the masquerade however ran away.

“There were eight masquerades. They blocked the Nsukka/Obollo-Afor road and harassed people.

“The two arrested masquerades however denied collecting the N57,000 from Ezewaji but claimed they know the person who collected the money from the victim.

“When we searched one of the arrested masquerade, we saw Indian hemp in his pocket,” the police source said.

When contacted, Public Relations Officer, Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amarizu, confirmed the incident, saying investigation had commenced on the matter.

He urged communities to regulate and monitor those who wear masquerade costumes, adding that some of them used the opportunity to harass, intimidate and rob innocent members of the public.

“The Police are not against the people practising their tradition and culture but community leaders must know the character of people they allow to wear costumes of masquerade in the name of culture.

“A masquerade has no right to mount road block on busy highways where motorists, motorcyclists and other road users move on daily basis.

“The police have commenced investigation and will get to the root of this matter as issues of masquerade disturbing people have become a recurring decimal,” Amarizu said.

The victim, Ezewaji, a trader, who deals on clothing materials, told the News Agency of Nigeria he was on his way from Nsukka to Obollo-Afor to see his mother when the masquerade stopped the motorcycle he was riding on.

“They beat me, searched me and collected N57,000.

“When they left, I ran into the bush and when I discovered they have gone some distance, I came out and went to the police to report.

The two masquerades identified themselves as Kenchukwu Eze, a carpenter, and Ejiofor Eze, a brick-layer.

They, however, denied the allegation that they stole money from Ezewaji

They claimed that their colleague, Chima Mamah, stole the money.

Eze, however, admitted that the police saw Indian hemp in his pocket, saying it was the leftover of what they smoked before coming out.

“If the police release me, I will not wear masquerade costume, nor smoke Indian hemp again,” he pleaded.

Posted: at 22-08-2015 06:31 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- Ritabrenice at 22-08-2015 06:35 PM (5 years ago)
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Criminal masquerades
Posted: at 22-08-2015 06:35 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- watford14 at 22-08-2015 06:38 PM (5 years ago)
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That's what happened to me last Xmas... Ole, baga.
Posted: at 22-08-2015 06:38 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- emma4love3 at 22-08-2015 06:57 PM (5 years ago)
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hahaah
. ..look at them.....mooping....
Posted: at 22-08-2015 06:57 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Anny01 at 22-08-2015 07:05 PM (5 years ago)
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They'll not release you, you'll appear in court....
Posted: at 22-08-2015 07:05 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- PoliticxGuru at 22-08-2015 07:13 PM (5 years ago)
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so so trash we go dey see for this country
Posted: at 22-08-2015 07:13 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 22-08-2015 07:35 PM (5 years ago)
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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha as am reading am laighing. D way they sat down and pose for d pic is really funny. Wetin man no go do to make money biko.
Posted: at 22-08-2015 07:35 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- winace at 22-08-2015 07:36 PM (5 years ago)
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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha as am reading am laighing. D way they sat down and pose for d pic is really funny. Wetin man no go do to make money biko.
Posted: at 22-08-2015 07:36 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Barluty at 22-08-2015 08:11 PM (5 years ago)
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Useless set of people
Posted: at 22-08-2015 08:11 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dickman2 at 22-08-2015 08:24 PM (5 years ago)
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ovoko
Posted: at 22-08-2015 08:24 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dickman2 at 22-08-2015 08:24 PM (5 years ago)
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ovoko
Posted: at 22-08-2015 08:24 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- DJSNIPPER at 22-08-2015 08:31 PM (5 years ago)
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Mascuraqade na spirit or human, if na spirit make una burn am b/c they are causing havoc, but if na human being court straight na thief. Bu make the masquerade any he answer !!
Posted: at 22-08-2015 08:31 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- elchymo at 22-08-2015 08:33 PM (5 years ago)
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I think say dem no dey arrest spirits... Its against d laws of da land Grin
Posted: at 22-08-2015 08:33 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- babafero at 22-08-2015 08:39 PM (5 years ago)
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“If the police release me, I will not wear masquerade costume, nor smoke Indian hemp again,” he pleaded.



hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahashashahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
Posted: at 22-08-2015 08:39 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- gogoman at 22-08-2015 08:44 PM (5 years ago)
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lol
Posted: at 22-08-2015 08:44 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- beholdsunshine at 22-08-2015 08:59 PM (5 years ago)
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It's really funny. What are they even celebrating that they could produce such number of masquerade if not for robbery purposes.
Posted: at 22-08-2015 08:59 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- Wysetots at 22-08-2015 09:00 PM (5 years ago)
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Spiritual Stealing - Physical Arresting
Posted: at 22-08-2015 09:00 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Fashoney at 22-08-2015 09:19 PM (5 years ago)
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After being caught,u said na devil,u won't do it again..who are u deceiving? Y ur sense nor tell u b4 committing d crime dat is bad??? Animalistic igbo people!
Posted: at 22-08-2015 09:19 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- eoadex2003 at 22-08-2015 09:45 PM (5 years ago)
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Strange world, wicked world.
Posted: at 22-08-2015 09:45 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- igweope at 22-08-2015 10:08 PM (5 years ago)
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OUR LEADER WHAT A SHAME
Posted: at 22-08-2015 10:08 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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