Family Places Bounty On Thief Captured On CCTV Stealing Cash, Other Valuables
Family Places Bounty On Thief Captured On CCTV Stealing Cash, Other Valuables: A Nigerian family concerned for their safety has placed an N2 million bounty on the head of a thief who broke into their house on Banana Island in Lagos on March 20, 2022, according to a report by SaharaReport
The suspect, who is still at large, gained access to the complex on the night of the tragic day by scaling the fence with a ladder after realizing that the building’s residents were not present.
After checking the area to make sure no one was looking, the young man, who was dressed in a black T-shirt and shorts, climbed down the ladder and into one of the rooms in the one-story building.
According to CCTV footage obtained by SaharaReporters, the suspect emerged from one of the house’s rooms clutching a bag containing a large sum of money and other precious items that he had taken.
As he continued his illegal search inside the house, he unlocked the fridge to look for anything of interest before snatching a plastic bottle and dumping the contents into his mouth.
The young man then proceeded to ransack other areas of the house before fleeing with his goods.
Despite reporting the event to the nearest police station as soon as they returned home after examining the CCTV tape, the family is concerned that no arrests have been made one month after the incident.
Worried that their safety is in risk while the thief remains at large, the family has turned to the public for assistance in apprehending the burglar in any way possible.
“The suspect burgled the house and stole some valuables including a huge cash sum on March 20, 2022.
“The incident happened at Banana Island when we were not at home and it was reported at the nearest police station.
“The case is currently being investigated by the police but nothing significant has come out of it one month after.
“Although the CCTV video is amateur, anyone that knows the suspect will most definitely will be able to associate the looks to the actual person.
“Hence, a sum of N2,000,000 is hereby placed as a bounty for anyone with useful information that can lead to his arrest.
“Such persons may contact 08173271700 to share such information and be sure to receive payment immediately,” a member of the family whose house was burgled told SaharaReporters.
When contacted about the incident, Benjamin Hundeyin, a spokesperson for the Lagos Police Department, told SaharaReporters that efforts to catch the fleeing culprit were still on.
According to him, the bounty placed on the suspect’s head is legal because it will serve as a motivator for members of the public to support attempts to apprehend the criminal.
“, he explained “The case is still being investigated. It’s not about the length of time it takes to make an arrest; it’s about the dynamics at play in each instance.
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We hope that the police intensify efforts and ensure that the culprit is apprehended. The security situation in the country is already bad enough.