Retired policeman arrested for stealing generators, begs for forgiveness

A retired policeman who was arrested alongside two others for stealing generators, has blamed the devil for his actions as he begged for forgiveness.

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The  69-year-old retired Assistant Superintendent of Police from Cross River State, was paraded by the Bauchi State Police Command, Ewona. He reportedly worked with an Abuja-based Chinese company, ZTE, which installed the generators but he admitted he was no longer an employee of the firm.

The retired policeman who recounted how he got involved in crime after he retired from the Cross River State Police Command in 2011, said he joined the company afterwards but later left to establish a business of his own.The father of 12 who admitted to the crime, blamed the devil for his action.

“I left Cross River State on Monday, January 14, 2019, and arrived Bauchi that same night. Then I asked one Malam Yusuf to meet me where I was. He was a staff member of the company I was working with; he is based in Maiduguri and he came.

“We both visited the site on Tuesday in preparation to remove the generators; on Wednesday, we went and removed that generator some few minutes to 12pm, nothing more than that.

“I am a retired policeman. I retired as an ASP from the Cross River State Command. I retired in 2011. This is just my first time and doing this before I was caught, I have not done it before. This thing just came like that. If I tell you that I had foreknowledge of this thing, I am lying to myself not to talk of telling you that I knew I would do this. I wanted to sell them and make some money.”

He also confessed that he wrote a letter to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to “assist me with security to inspect a site. I told them that I was a staff member of the company. I showed them the identity card of my former place of work, so they gave me the security.”

“I am guilty of what I am being charged for; I am guilty of stealing the generators. I removed the generators without deciding yet how much I was going to sell them; I don’t even know their prices in the market.

“It was the devil that pushed me into stealing; I don’t think I will say more than that; that is the truth. I even stated it in the statement I made to the police that I am sorry for what had happened” he added.

192 Comments

  1. is very obvious the nigeria police never take care of their retired officers..where is his pension..nigeria is a shame.

  2. Well done Sir . It’s not easy for someone to agree he is at fault.i admire your courage, But the crime has been commited already

  3. SORRY BEGGING IS NOT ACCEPTED YOU ARE SUPPORT TO BE WATCHING FOR SUCH ACTS NOW YOU IN SUCH AN ACT PLEASE HE SHOULD BE TREATED AS A COMMON CITIZEN AND FACE THE LAW WITH ALL SERIOUSNESS

  4. Interesting! sohe can’t get another job to keep him busy and getting money? He decided to be stealing. Am not surprised, he would have been doing it before he retired

  5. You have really robbed yourself with a mod that can’t be clean…. Once a security officer now a generator stealer….. The way you used to treat criminal while in office is the same way you should be treated as one…. Too bad….

  6. This retired police man don’t deserve mercy atall,, he really knows the law and thereby fail into it, it is a shame, this is what he has been doing when he was in office, it is too bad.

  7. The most important piece is that he begged and admitted to his crimes , even if he should be punished it should be reduced mbok

  8. This is common everywhere and noting happens…he will defend himself in the law court,even as a police officer andca retired one at that matter,he knows the law more

  9. This is common everywhere and noting happens…he will defend himself in the law court,even as a police officer andca retired one at that matter,he knows the law more than a lot of people

  10. If any shit happen we blame it on devil, but assuming you were succeed in the operation you wont blame devil.

  11. I don’t lame the man. It’s because they didn’t pay the pension. But stealing is not the solution.

  12. forgiveness is good but there are people in the prison that committed the same offence and asked forgiveness and the face d law and the are still in prison….they should do justices to that and do the right thing

  13. A retired ASP this is very disgraceful, doesn’t the police force pay him? well he said he didn’t know how he did it but that is not an excuse for his act. They should pardon him hence he has not done such acts before.

  14. As old as you are you are still stealing what will you tell your grand children, have they not been paying you your pension.

  15. A retired asp your pension isn’t enough for you, well am not surprised cos a handful of police are criminals

  16. Actually, like he state,I think something is wrong somewhere. And when you take a look at his statement, he didn’t deny in any sense to assured it’s not ordinary though it’s a disgrace anyway,but for not denying he should be forgiven

  17. Thank God,he already knows how wrong he was and is asking for forgiveness but he must be punished accordingly as the law implies

  18. Will he has listen to someone he arrest when in service no mercy or forgiveness let justice be done. The devil is at sleep when he is committing the crime.

  19. This is unfortunate. A retired law enforcement officer caught breaking the law. It’s not his fault. It’s the country that put him in that condition.

  20. How can a man like you can’t control your libido by giving birth to a football team. Yet on top of that as a defender of the law once upon a time you joined a gang for stealing, yes you need mercy but you will pay for your actions.

  21. Height of insubordination and undiscipline. With your 40years of training, to fight corruption. Just a day all that has gone down the drain. You are a disgrace. Which devil

  22. The other it was a dismissed police officer steal bikes now its a retired police officer stole a generator ..smh

  23. U should be made to face the full weight of the law.
    When u are we’re still a police officer how many criminal and innocent people did u forgive?,here u are begging for forgiveness.

  24. No way, he should be treated like he treat others. Which devil, devil way dey him house dem they call am

  25. This man makes a trouble, now you will not be pardon if you are in poverty stealing is not an excuse.

  26. No point in blaming the devil. As a retired officer of the law that knows the law and what it says about stealing and other criminal offences, should made to face the law and be punished accordingly.

  27. The problem of Nigeria is corruption, and everyone knows that. If an old retired man is not paid his salary, he can be frustrated to a point. We should temper justice with mercy

  28. You of all peopl should know the consequences of stealing and yet you went and engaged yourself in it, begging may not save you unl as the owner doesn’t want to press charges

  29. that is nonsense at your level and age stealing, the owner should just forgive him since he is pleading for what he did, because this world we are today is a big place some body from the family can manipulate evil things in him just to disgrace him.

  30. I think the law should take its do cause, but if the company chose to forgive him I see nothing bad with that.

  31. What could be the cause for a retired police officer to steal?
    Well, whatever the reason might be u know the more than any other person, so let the law deal with it

  32. What a shameful conduct besides the devil will be on his own people will just be blaming him. Everyone should be held responsible for his actions

  33. Stupid man
    Soo short of words right now…. one minute yur taking a vow to protect and the next yur doing this?

  34. He pleaded guilty am sure he won’t get a harsh punishment . But wait o, most times policemen are one of the poorest people in Nigeria apart from those at the helm of the affairs

  35. He pleaded guilty am sure he won’t get a harsh punishment . But wait o, most times policemen (especially retired ones ) are one of the poorest people in Nigeria apart from those at the helm of the affairs

  36. He is begging for forgiveness did he forgive those who commented such crimes when he was working? You know the law n you go against it

  37. The way you used to treat criminal while in office is the same way you should be treated as one…. Too bad….

  38. A retired ASP stealing generator…. This are one of the consequences of giving birth to too much children… If you don’t have money please control your child birth

  39. Since the devil his to blame why not call the devil himself to come and justify this on your behaved because you’re ex police man doesn’t give you the right to Steal and beg for forgiveness

  40. This is very bad that ppl who are supposed to guide others into obedience are now the ones breaking the law. Oga, pls face ur music.

  41. had it been it’s another person that steal this generator now ,they will arrest the person the police ,he must face the law

  42. Which devil, you better stop disturbing the devil because it’s only when something bad is done that you referred to the devil.

  43. I don’t blame him, I blame the Nigeria for not having adequate structure to see to the needs for them.

  44. you said Sorry right, let the law interpret the meaning of stealing to you, by the way when you we’re a police officer if you catch a criminal and he say sorry that you should let him go would you? Your answer is as good as mine.

  45. I feel sorry for this man,why will you involve yourself in this dirty stuff,i think you know the consequence of what you did.No sinner will go unpunished

  46. This is to show that just because your are a security personnel doesn’t mean you have integrity . please pardon him

  47. Youre sorry, but you still have to face your punishment besides you are supposed to be an example

  48. his case and fate is confusing and difficult to comprehend,was it caused by him or by the devil

  49. YOU ARE SUPPORT TO BE WATCHING FOR SUCH ACTS NOW YOU IN SUCH AN ACT PLEASE HE SHOULD BE TREATED AS A COMMON CITIZEN AND FACE THE LAW WITH ALL SERIOUSNESS

  50. He should be made to face his punishment for the crime he committed. He never considered the people that worked hard for the generator and decided to steal. Of course, they will always say it’s their first time

  51. If only they will increase and pay their pensions as at wen due, some these things could easily b avoided

  52. Thank God he is a one time police officer, so he definitely knows the law and he knows which offence count charge he will undergo.

  53. E woo!!! A whole retired police officer stole generator. He must be punished severely. He should know the law more than anyone else.

  54. They always blame the devil. Ignorance is not an excuse in the court of law. He knows the law and he went against it. Justice should prevail

  55. Anybody can have a change of heart. Since he is asking for forgiveness, it depends on the owners of the generator if they can forgive

  56. People should learn to take responsibility for their actions and stop blaming the devil.. Everyone has conscience.. Imagine the disgrace, a retired ASP, 69 years of age and a father of 12..this is so shameful.. Stealing is stealing, surely you are facing the consequences..

  57. Although no excuse for stealing what is not yours but I don’t blame him because the country
    is messed up workers are not being paid retirees are not also being paid their pensions so what do you expect them to do please you people should forgive him and let him go

  58. A retired officer of the law should not be caught in such an act, this can affect the image of the Nigerian police as they are meant to maintain law and order in the nation at large

  59. Very pathetic. He should be punished severely. He was once an officer of the law and should have known better.

  60. All this it is the devil’s hand work is a lie, was it the devil that forced your hand to commit the crime

  61. You are sorry because you have been caught. You will face the consequences of your actions together with the devil that led you.

  62. Let devil just go and ask God for forgiveness then let me see who people will call when they mishave.
    Your consequences should be more because you know the law as a retired police officer.

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