Police parade suspect’s mother and landlord as accessories to robbery
Police have arrested a suspect for robbing people at Idanre, Idanre Local Government Area in Ondo State.
The suspect, aged 22, was paraded with his mother and landlord, who were both accused by police of being accomplices to the crime.
The suspect confessed to the police that he wanted to buy a motorcycle for business use and was being interrogated.
However, he demanded the release of his landlord and mother. He also insisted that they knew about the crime.
The suspect stated:
“Actually, I don’t know what came over me because I started stealing at the beginning of 2022 though my mother doesn’t know about it; she knows me as a commercial motorcyclist.
“My mother was only involved when I stole N750,000 from one man and she acceded to my request to follow me to a motorcycle dealer without explaining the source of the money.
“I was arrested at another place where I went to rob a couple.
“The husband gave me N50,000 after which I ordered his wife to go into her room for a search, but as she entered I asked her to lie on her bed.
“The wife was on the bed when she raised an alarm that I was about to rape her. The husband and four others immediately barged into the room, overpowered me, and collected my gun.
“My landlord was arrested because his son is my son’s namesake. It is a case of mistaken identity.
“After I was arrested and beaten at the scene of the robbery, I was taken to a hospital for treatment, and my landlord’s wife works there.
“On getting to the hospital, I saw my landlord’s wife and I called her to explain what brought me there, but people thought her husband must be one of my accomplices.
“I am begging that my mother and my landlord should be released because they know nothing about the crime.’