A 300-level student has claimed that he had to resort to stealing because his mother who could not cater for his needs ran away with her lover.
The suspect identified as Ojo was amongst the four suspects arrested by Ekiti State Amotekun Corps, in Ilupeju Ekiti in Oye Ekiti Local Government Area for trying to steal electric cables.
Ojo said: “I lost my father years ago and my mother has stopped financing my education in the university after eloping with another man. I am a 300-level law student. I came to Ekiti to ‘hustle’ for money to pay my school fees.
“I have never been involved in any crime in my life and I regret doing this. I want the government to have mercy on me and allow me to return to my education. I want to be a lawyer.”
The suspects had allegedly gone from Ado Ekiti to raid a building in Ilupeju Ekiti and stole all the electric cables in a house.
However, residents of the area suspected the men’s movement and raised an alarm.
Ekiti Amotekun Corps Commander, Brig. Gen. Joe Komolafe (rtd) who confirmed the incident said that a motorcycle thief was also apprehended.
He said: “The four suspects went from Ado Ekiti to attack a building in Ilupeju Ekiti, where they stole all the electric cables in the house. The people around the area suspected their movements, and of course the bags they were carrying
“The people raised the alarm and drew the attention of our men. We searched them and we discovered the cables in the bags, following which they confessed to the crime
“The fifth suspect was caught in the act of stealing a motorcycle alongside a fleeing colleague on Friday. Our men arrested him when he was trying to steal the motorcycle. We got a distress call and unfortunately for him, we arrested him in the process, while his friend fled.
“The five suspects will be handed over to the police for further investigation while efforts will be intensified to arrest the fleeing friend of the suspected Okada robber.”
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