August 11, 2017 – Confession Of Edo Farmer Who Kills Man For Stealing 35 Bunches Of Plantain At Odighi Village In Ovia North
A small scale farmer in Ovia North East LGA of Edo state is awaiting trial for killing one Jonathan, a Kleptomaniac who stole 35 bunches of plantain from his farm.
45-year-old Moses Erutuya was among the 43 criminals paraded in Benin City yesterday.
In his confession, Moses said Jonathan had been stealing from him since 2007.
“I started the farm in 1998. In 2007 while waiting for the plantain to mature, somebody went there and stole 60 bunches.
I complained and was told nobody will guard my farm for me. Since then, I have been monitoring the farm. Luck ran against him this 2017 when he stole 35 bunches.
I traced him to where he wanted to sell them.
“He said the plantain was not mine. He stole seven bunches from my farm. I asked him to go and show me where he got others. On our way, he stopped.
The wood he used to hold his bike, I took it and hit him on the head and he died. His family was looking for him.
They came to me and I told them I left him to go but I later took them to where the body is. I want government to forgive me.”