CITY NEWS Fam­ily steals pot of soup in Mpape ... As owner goes to get salt

Daily Trust - - BUSI­NESS - By Wu­raola Odolaiye

Aman and his two chil­dren have al­legedly stolen a pot of soup from where a res­i­dent was cook­ing in Mpape, an Abuja ur­ban slum.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened along Mashafa road in the area on Mon­day.

The owner, iden­ti­fied only as Femi, said he was stunned to find the man and his fam­ily al­ready eat­ing his og­bono soup which they stole when he stepped into his house to get salt.

He said due to his as­ton­ish­ment, he could not do any­thing but watch as the fam­ily ate the soup with akpu which he said they must have brought along with them.

“I was cook­ing in the com­pound and went into the room to get salt, that was when they took the pot of soup and be­fore I could ask, they were al­ready eat­ing the soup with their akpu,’’ he said.

Femi ex­plained that the father later apol­o­gised, say­ing they were hun­gry and had noth­ing to eat.

“I had no choice than to leave them with it, but they should not have taken ev­ery­thing,” he said. He con­tin­ued in Pid­gin English, “The thing pained me. I am also man­ag­ing and had to look for the money for that soup and they just took ev­ery­thing.’’

He said he only asked them to re­turn the pot after they had helped them­selves with its con­tent.

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