Hunger! Daylight Robber Steals Palm Oil, Spaghetti from Female Student’s Room in Otoko

Written by Vivian Nwufo

A 100 level student of English Language Department, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Miss. Ruth Okafor, has raised alarm over the ransacking of her room on Tuesday, May 23, by yet-to-be-identified hoodlum. The incident happened in one of the Lodges located in Otoko, one of the communities close to Igbariam campus of COOU where many students reside.

Miss Okafor had gone for lectures in the morning only to return later in the day to discover that her room had been broken into by unknown person who made away with her belongings which include master card, phone, clothes, money, palm oil, spaghetti and other food stuff.

She said that her spare key was stolen a few days earlier and she had made this report during their lodge meeting. She added that she was suspecting fowl play as the hoodlums neatly unlocked her room, made away with the belongings and locked the door. She called for more security measure to be taken to protect students’ belongings when they are off to school for lectures.

The lodge President who pleaded anonymity said in an interview that the hoodlum had gained entrance by jumping the fence into the compound. “I call on the hoodlum to quietly return the girls belongings to avoid any further trouble because we will surely investigate the matter and fish out the culprit,” he added.

Reacting to the incident, the Assistant Director of Anti-Cult Unit, COOU, Mr. Eugene Agim confirmed the incident and said he had visited the scene of the crime in the course of investigation. He advised students not to trust themselves and to guard their property jealously because “your best friend could be the targeting your belongings the minute you turn your back without your knowledge.” Agim further advised that students to call on their landlords to change the lock of their rooms when they discover that the door locks look alike, because most times one of the keys could open all the locks. According to him, “this is serious because somebody can enter a person’s room and poison her food and still lock back the door. Students should also try to use two locks on their door. The can used the lock on the door and an  a padlock to fortify the room.”

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Students should really b careful because something like this has happened to me and it wasn’t funny at all…2015304014
    Quiz no 55
    Group 15b

  2. Yes its true,we don’t know who
    You can’t trust your friend
    We should be careful with our belongings
    Quiz no: 9
    Group: 15A

  3. why are people this mean,they would have gone to the girl and ask for food if they were hungry not steal all her property.they should be dealt with..
    quiz no158
    group15

  4. Students really need to be careful both with the kind of friends we keep because it’s the rat at home that informs the rat in the Bush that there is fish in d house… The same goes to we human beings it’s our friend that could be the culprit which he or she claims he is not.. We just have to be careful expecially in whatever we eat to avoid food poisoning.
    When it comes to the case of stealing things in one’s room the Anti cult should please safeguard our lives because that’s truly their job.. From stealing things now it can warrant to their lives being taken as a result of shutting them up when they caught the culprit.
    Let’s be careful with whatever it is we do.

  5. is this what recession can do. pls we need to be security conscious so as to avoid this hoodlums from invading into our privacy.

    quiz no 62
    group no 12
    reg no 2015304008

  6. Iweorah ezinne Esther

    Quite a touching story coming from otoko, students should be security conscious over this issue. Quiz no 8 group11 reg no 2016054034.

  7. students should be very careful in anything they are doing because we don’t know who is who.
    group 10
    Obi Chikaodili Augustina
    quiz No: 95

  8. Chisom Janefrances

    They Landlord and the president of the lodge should investigate on this matter. Students should also be careful and don’t trust anyone.

  9. Ah think this matter should be investigated very well because it might be one of them hand work, u can’t trust anyone now a days it might even be her close friend or something she trusts
    Quiz number:18
    Group number:15 A

  10. hmmmm na waooo no one is to be trusted anymore just few…….God please save us ooo our eyes are on you. Some measures should be strictly put in place for the security of the students,because it can be very painful for a student to go out for lectures only to return & notice that her things has been stolen. I advice people should be more careful,vigilant & prayerful.
    Quiz no:124
    Group no:14
    Reg no:2016054151.

  11. We should realy be security concious when we are in and out for lectures.At it is now we should not trust anyone even your best friend and the idea of two padlock i think we should adopt that method for now o because we don’t know who is next o and please the anti-cult group should try and start a patrol team in otoko and other areas that they are different lodges around this campus.

  12. Dike Miracle Chinelo

    Quiz no S7
    Lol…
    Funny… The criminal z hungry

  13. Nnanyelugo karen

    am not astound… it can happen

  14. Alex divine Chidinma S6

    Wonders shall never end
    This is wickedness plus hunger
    That gal should pack out of that place because more is coming.
    The person behind that incident must be ur closest pal in that lodge.
    God help us

  15. Nwankwo onyinye grace

    We should try to be sensitive over minor issue.. Carefulness matters a lot in our daily lives…

  16. Nneka precious udekwe S1

    That criminal is very hunger nawa oh

  17. Umeh blessing Chinelo

    Person is seriously hungry(s2)

  18. udorji ozioma yvonne

    it shows that their is hungry in the country(s4)

  19. Trust they say when broken is hard to gain.we students should be very careful. Security has always been everyone’s priority in lodges.we should be vigilant these days.

  20. of all things to steal is foodstuffs …the criminal must be hungry

  21. we should try to be security conscious especially amongst our friends …

  22. Aguinam-ojukwu Faustina

    from my perspective …the person involved should probably be closed to the girl
    Group 15A
    91

  23. Chidozie Chiazokam Jennifer

    students should be careful.
    group 15A
    quiz no 31

  24. ATAKA FORTUNATUS TOBENNA

    Students should be very careful in anything they are doing, and all so don’t trust anyone because we don’t know who is who.
    Group 15
    Quiz no 16

  25. Benjamin David (S5)

    we hear things everyday…see things everyday…why will someone go and steal something from your fellow student…the person person knows students are managing and he still decides to steal fron students…my advice to that girl is to lock her room with strong chain…S5

  26. Chidume happiness. C.

    People can be so wicked and mean. What will be your gain in these sealing from your fellow student, it’s really unfair.

  27. Agina Gloria Ebele

    Students should be security conscious,and know the kind of people they trust because the person that stole from her might be her trusted friend.

  28. Emechebe chiamaka precious

    Otoko I don’t believe dis Ooo.so serious all na recession,God help us
    159
    group 15a

  29. Being a victim of robbery can be frustrating. The owners of the lodge should keep their hands on deck to prevent future occurences while the inmates of the rooms should be very security conscious.

  30. Your best friend maybe your worst enemy
    Not everyone who smiles with you is happy with you

    We students need to be very cautious and careful.

  31. Onyia Ogochukwu Mary

    Student should be security conscious and be careful of whom they allow into their rooms.
    Not everyone who smiles with you is your friend.
    Let’s be at Alert

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