An Adamawa State young man said to be in his 20s has revealed why he joined an armed robbery gang.
Naija News understands that the Senior Secondary School II student of Demsawo Government Secondary School in Yola was apprehended for armed robbery.
Regretting his actions, Abubakar Mohammed told authorities that he ventured into the punishable crime to raise money to pay his school fees.
The 23-year-old suspect stated this while he was arraigned before Yola Magistrate Court I on one count charge of armed robbery which runs contrary to section 287 of the state penal code law.
Naija News understands that Mohammed met his Waterloo when he broke into the house of one Maryam Jamilu at Wauru Jabbe in Yola South LGA in a broad daylight brandishing a knife and threatening to kill her.
He allegedly attacked her on the 11th February 2022 in her parlour where he robbed her of her mobile phone valued at N68, 000, another phone valued at N6000 and the sum of N200 cash.
Mariam was, however, seeing a visitor off days after the operation when she sighted the suspect and raised an alarm which led to his arrest.
After the plea of the defendant was taken, the prosecutor, ASP Francis Audu, urged the court to remand the defendant at a correctional facility to enable them to transmit case file to DPP for legal advice considering the nature of the offence.
In his ruling, the presiding judge Abdulullahi Mohammed Digil, ordered the remand of the defendant and adjourned the matter as prayed by the prosecutor.
Speaking to journalists, the defendant said that he engaged in robbery to raise money to pay his 1st and 2nd terms school fees, adding that his father is dead, Naija News reports