The pervading harsh economic condition has forced a 24-year-old man identified simply as

New Telegraph reports that the suspect was arrested by operatives of the Delta State Police Command after he allegedly broke into the kitchen of a neighbour to steal the steaming pot of soup.

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Oghenero was initially arrested by local vigilantes along the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) Road in Warri, where he and his friends were enjoying a meal of 'Fufu' (cassava meal) with the soup, before he was handed over to the police.

It was gathered that Oghenero's arrest came after a local task force was set up in the area to check incessant stealing of foodstuffs in the area.

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Confessing to his crime, the young man said he was pushed into stealing the food because he was hungry and had not eaten for days since he had no job.