- A robbery suspect has revealed how he left a church vigil to rob a house
- Investigations by policemen had led to the arrest of the suspect and the recovery of the stolen items
- The suspect stated that had been hungry and was looking for food in the house, when he ended up robbing it
A certain Yemi Lawa, a robbery suspect, has disclosed that he left a church vigil and proceeded to burgle a house.
The suspect made the disclosure while being paraded among 23 other suspects by the Oyo state commissioner of police, Abiodun Odude, on Thursday, June 21, Punch reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the CP stated that Lawa had stolen laptops, mobile phones, documents and Automated Teller Machine cards, after gaining entrance into the house via the bathroom.
He stated: “About 10pm on June 6, 2018, Lawa, 25, broke into the residence of Ajayi Gbadebo in the Alakeia area of Ibadan through the bathroom and stole laptops, mobile telephones, ATM cards and vital documents.
“Following a report lodged at the Egbeda Police Division, detectives swung into action and commenced discreet investigation. The diligent investigation led to the arrest of Lawa and recovery of all the stolen items.”
However, the suspect said he had been hungry and was looking for food in the house, when he ended up robbing it.
He said: “I went in through the bathroom door and saw the laptops on the chair and took them. I knew that the house was always shut, so I went there at night. The church I attended is beside the house. I attended a vigil in the church, but left to rob the house.
“I was hungry, so my intention was to grab some food in the house and eat. I studied public administration and graduated from a polytechnic in 2014. I have since then been looking for a job without success.”
Speaking on the development, the Command’s public relations officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, pointed out that not everyone who attends church vigils does so for religious reasons. He stated: “Some robbers join the congregation to carry out unholy activities."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Police Force, Oyo state Command, paraded 15 men arrested for allegedly being members of a notorious robbery gang.
Among those paraded was a 28-year-old naval officer, Jimoh Adesoye, a soldier and twin brothers.
Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, during the parade, said the naval officer was arrested with 12 members of his gang.
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