By JUBRIL FUAD OLUWATOMIWA
An English dictionary described stealing as taking another person property without permission or legal right and without intending to return it. Have you ever wondered why people steal? They’re a lot of reasons but you still wonder why it happens. It all happens for one or more reasons. Stealing is a sin and it happens everywhere on earth of which university campuses are not left out. A lot of university student come from low level families in which most people sometimes accuse them of being thieves which may actually not be true. As I’ve said earlier,a lot of reasons are behind stealing but I guess the main reason is Greed
GREED:defined as an intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth,power or food. Some students are never satisfied with what they have even if they have enough than what they need,they’ll still go ahead to steal.
PEER INFLUENCE: this can also be an example of stealing, peer influence has made so many students has gone astray by this,a student can easily be influenced by the friends they move with either influenced in a good way or bad way.
There is also a case of just feeling the need or urge to steal without having any reason even if they have or can afford what they want to steal. In this case, some Nigerians refer to it as “the work of their village people” while some call it “ise aye”. But English language calls it “Kleptomania”.
KLEPTOMANIA is a rare but serious mental health disorder where a person has a recurrent inability to resist urges to steal items that they don’t really need and usually have little value to them.
MAKING PEOPLE UNHAPPY: most times,students steal to make their fellow student miserable maybe because such person has offended them or they just have great hatred for them.
Stealing is a great sin and also a big crime in Nigeria.Stealing can cause a student to get expelled or even sent to prison. Don’t indulge in such act of stealing knowingly or unknowingly