A suspected burglar, Joseph Peter, was on Sunday arrested for breaking into a room at the IBB Guesthouse in Shango, Minna, Niger State, where he allegedly stole four mobile phones, one power bank and N10,000 cash.
The room broken into was occupied by one Oluwafunke Yusuf who was in Minna for a workshop according to a report by Northern City News.
Operatives of the Niger State Police Command apprehended the suspect, who hails from Kuta in Shiroro Local Government Area of the state.
Peter, a graduate of the College of Education, Minna,, said he felt stupid for breaking into people’s homes and shops, noting that he had no reason for doing so.
“I am a disgrace to the society; I have insulted the human race and I don’t have reasons for doing this; I can’t even tell why I’m into it, honestly.
“My mother was highly disappointed as well as my family members, who looked up to me as a rising star; I have dragged our family name in the mud; it’s unfortunate,” he lamented.
Confirming the incident, Niger police spokesman, Muhammad Abubakar, said detectives recovered one Fero mobile telephone, Infinix handset, Techno K7, Gionee phone, power bank and N10, 000, all valued at N157,600, from the suspect.
Abubakar added that the matter would be charged to court after investigation.
IBB Guesthouse is named after former military president, Gen Ibrahim Babangida, who lives in Minna, Niger.