A man believed to be in his 20s was on Sunday arrested at the kitchen of the Reverend Fr. Francis Effiong, the Parish Priest of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, located at the University of Calabar (Unical).
The suspect was arrested while stealing meat from the refrigerator of the priest, who had the left his house by 9 a.m for a mass.
“The young man, who claims to be a prison warden, was apprehended just as he was leaving the kitchen with bags of meat in both hands”, the source said.
“Before today’s incident, many other items such as washing machines, television sets, cookers, and so on have been missing from the house.
“He lives in the boys’ quarters just directly behind the priest’s kitchen”, he added.
“Time without number, the authorities have cautioned against sheltering strangers other than family members in boys quarters, but we have refused to listen.
“It is easier for people to blame the administration for not providing adequate security, without doing their own bit.
“Last time we caught the solar light batteries’ thief, it turned out that he was a nephew living with a Prof.