Man Arrested For “Stealing” Charcoal

By Edwin G. Wandah

A 32-year old man, Isaac Boimah was early Monday morning arrested for stealing several bags of charcoal on Jankabah Road in ELWA community by a joint Community Watch Team in the ELWA Community.   Isaac, who lives in the Paynesville area with his wife and a little daughter took to stealing after living condition became very difficult for him, especially, to feed his family.

Speaking to this paper, the alleged culprit said approximately 10 minutes to 12 a.m., he was arrested by the Community Watch men who he said saw him transporting the bags of coal he had stolen.

Boimah further stated that when the community watch-team members met him with the coal, he immediately informed them that he stole the coal. According to him, he was carrying the coal to a lady called Fanta, who he said usually purchased coal and other stolen things from him.

According to the Community Watch Team, another person escaped from them after he was seen carrying a wooden panel door on his head. Explaining to the INQUIRER, the Watch Team officials who begged for anonymity said, since the beginning of the 2014 raining season, there are series of criminal activities being carried on in the community on a nightly basis.

The watch team members said the recent two cases of stealing in the community show the level of vulnerability the residents in the Paynesville-ELWA Community are faced with in terms of security.

The Elder Council of Zeon Town Community has called on all residents of Zeon to embark upon a massive clean-up campaign in the community to assist residents take early preventive measures against the deadly Ebola virus.

Meanwhile, Pastor Limpkins who is the Chairman of the Zeon Town Community, the clean-up campaign will help prevent people from contracting the deadly virus. Pastor Limpkins further stated that if the community is not fully clean and bushes brushed, the rate of criminal activities will undoubtedly intensify.