These alleged thieves are Hausa, except one, an Igbo, specialised in buying stolen goods.
They had been engaged in this, but unfortunately, luck ran out of them after committing sacrilege in the house of God. They had burgled the house of God - The Redeemed Christian Church of God, a branch of it behind the Anglican Church, just by Cornerstone Schools; and carted away musical instruments and industrial fans. But as if that was not enough, they decided to rob a building site of its building materials; and then luck ran out of them.
They were caught and beaten blue and black before being handed over to the Okpanam Divisional Police Headquarters for the law to take its cause.