The Osun State police command on Friday paraded one Adamo Aliyu and four others arrested for robbery and murder in Osogbo, the state capital.
Aliyu who is a bricklayer and lives in Ikire disclosed that he has lost count of the number of people he has killed.
The suspect, his friend, Yusuf Idris and three others were paraded for allegedly conspiring with others and killing a petrol station manager, Fatai Adigun at Aku Area of Ikire.
The 24-year-old revealed that Idris’s father contracted them to kill the petrol station manager.
He further stated that the person who hired them paid N250,000.
Aliyu while narrating the event said, “I have lost count of the number of people I have killed. We have also snatched several motorcycles around Ikire. We usually sell to other communities. I must have killed more than 10 people.
“I work with Yusuf Idris. His father contracted us to kill the man. I was told a woman gave him the job. We went to the petrol station early in the morning and met the man there. My friend, Idris, hit him with a weapon on the head and he died.
“We stole N100, 000 there and fled. After selling motorcycles that we snatched, I made over N1.5m but I squandered it on food, dresses and Indian hemp.”
The state police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said Aliyu was arrested while acting on intelligence on September 3, after a robbery operation at Koteyemu/Aku area of Ikire.
She said police operatives from Ikire Area Command in a joint operation with the civilian volunteers moved to the area and arrested him.
According to Opalola, three cohorts of Aliyu were arrested from their various hideouts within the town.
Subsequently, the case was transferred to the Anti-Cultism Unit for discreet investigation.
She said, “In the course of further investigation, the first suspect, Adamo Aliyu, made a confessional statement that on 28/08/2022 himself, Damilola Kayode, Yusuf Idris and Odewumi Sodiq, respectively conspired and killed a fuel station manager, one Fatai Atanda Adigun, ‘M’ Aged 55 years along Ikire expressway in the Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State and carted away a sum of N100,000.”