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Everyday for the Thief, One Day for the Owner! Get the News Behind the Viral Photo of Robber’s Head Stuck in Gate



robber stuck in burglary proof gate jos plateau state 2A thief was caught with his head stuck in a gate after trying to flee a supermarket he robbed in Jos, Plateau state.

This Wednesday at a shopping plaza on Plateau Club Road, 32 year old Solomon Clement tried to go through the ‘burglary proof’ gate after he’s believed to have entered through the roof.

According to Punch, he stole clothes, shoes and home items. Punch reports,

He was said to have stolen seven pieces of suits, two blankets, 13 pairs of shoes and three pieces of bed sheets after which he tried to escape with the loots through the window.

Our correspondent gathered that he struggled in vain to free himself, until daybreak when the police were alerted to the incident. He was arrested, while the stolen items were recovered.

A trader, who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone on condition of anonymity, said there had been cases of burglary in the plaza before the Wednesday incident, adding that she suspected there was connivance between the perpetrators and insiders.

He said, “That was not the first time burglars attacked shops here. We normally close around 6pm. I suspect they connive with insiders, who might have been giving them information. Most times, they (burglars) break the bars. It was God that orchestrated the man’s (Clement) arrest. I learnt that he had entered through the roof. It was the security man who was moving around the complex that saw him with his head stuck. The shop is owned by one Daniel. I learnt he stocked the shop with suits and shoes recently.robber stuck in burglary proof gate jos plateau state 1

“I want the police to handle this matter seriously and mete out appropriate punishment to the suspect. Maybe through that, others would learn to desist from the act.”

An eyewitness, who identified himself only as Julius, said Clement was freed after a welder was employed to cut the bars.

“He was there for hours. We called the police from the A Division who arrested him. We had to get a welder to cut the bars,” he said.

The Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abuh Emmanuel, said investigation was ongoing into the incident. He added that the suspect would be charged to court when the investigation was concluded.

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  1. Sotee

    February 12, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I’m jst here laughing uncontrollably,,,lmao!

  2. york

    February 12, 2016 at 8:15 am

    thank God they caught him. Ole oshin

  3. Charles

    February 12, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Lawd Hammercy!!!! ? ? ?
    Reminds of my a burglar who barged into our compound to steal when I was young, he got stuck in our store after hearing dogs bark. My uncle immediately locked him in. He started begging us to open the door for him??


  4. Ewa

    February 12, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Gaddem!!! LOL!!!!! Everyday for the thief, one day for the owner….

  5. keke driver

    February 12, 2016 at 8:32 am

    He just wasn’t smart.

    • Miss T

      February 12, 2016 at 9:28 am

      LOL Keke driver u got it right, the man wasn’t smart at all plus my question is, what exactly were his intentions? was he going to put his whole body through that little space or wat? even if he wanted to break the gate, was his head going to do dat ? as in his foolishness alone sef is another case for another time, people wont work hard nd earn decent money, always looking for the fastest way out. God help him though

  6. Miss_Flygerian

    February 12, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Looool….he never hexperredit.

  7. Chi!

    February 12, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Negodi….just negodi…….

  8. ATL's finest

    February 12, 2016 at 9:00 am

    ??????????Thanks BN & what a great way to start my day. The devil definitely wasn’t by his side on this mission. I bet that head of his must hurt too smh.

  9. kk

    February 12, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Lol… how did his head get in there in the first place??? Or did it expand after it went in? Norriniwunsee!

  10. DanD

    February 12, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Wether smart or not d slogan everyday 4 d tif one day 4 d owner of d house has wrked on his head dis tym arnd,look @ him looking so responsible.Lolzz

  11. Waiting for my spa treat

    February 12, 2016 at 9:29 am

    See, this theif is the least of my issues.

    I’ve been patiently waiting for Bella Naija to ANNOUNCE the winner of the spa treat just as you PROMISED.

    At the end of the day it’s OK if I didn’t win but make the world a better place, FULFILL ? YOUR ?PROMISES. ?

    • Yummynomy

      February 12, 2016 at 9:52 am

      loools me too dear kaii

  12. nikkydee

    February 12, 2016 at 9:35 am

    fuuny thing

  13. I just waka come...

    February 12, 2016 at 9:38 am

    This ‘story’ doesn’t add up.

    Look at the size of the burglary squares, are you saying he fit his whole body through and got stuck at the head?


  14. Yummynomy

    February 12, 2016 at 9:52 am

    lool i have refreshed my mail like 100 times Bella naija ooo .

  15. Nikkydee

    February 12, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Is time was up……… Laughing

  16. ElessarisElendil

    February 12, 2016 at 10:11 am

    The Man’s an idiot, use the phone you’re clasping tightly to call your peeps to come and cut you out. Mumu!

  17. maamek

    February 12, 2016 at 10:54 am

    na God don punish you….nansensis…you see your life now now?find a better job to do than to rob people off their hard earned income…ole bruku!(am learning yuroba small small lol)

    • Abeg no vex so gbo

      February 12, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Errm , maybe you can start with learning spelling: Yoruba.

  18. Ozyy

    February 12, 2016 at 11:09 am

    You sound like my mom..lmaooooooo like lookatchewwww…loool.

  19. maamek

    February 12, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    @Abeg no vex so gbo…am a Ghanaian and am still learning how to spell Yoruba!thanx anyways…

  20. Who carried him go enter head for gate

    February 12, 2016 at 1:48 pm


  21. Dudu

    February 12, 2016 at 4:42 pm

  22. Nana V

    February 13, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    He wanted to try being a James Bond. He is so dumb that he couldn’t even try letting his head out before his body, knowing fully well that there is no way one could squeeze or compress ones head because the head is made of a tick skull and less flesh unlike other parts of the human body. His babe probably would have given him an ultimatum for the Valentines day, she would have demanded a bigger present eg, an iphone6sq, latest Brazilian Hair, latest Rolex wristwatch and a trip to Paris. The babe by now would be chilling with another boo……..Even His boo is got a boo…. Hard luck boo.

  23. Olupanki

    May 12, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Hmmmmmm………….some people wants to get rich but to wants to work nor sweat at all………… I pity young people of now a days that believe their is miracle somewhere………….

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