The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a group of armed robbers who snatched a vehicle and drove it to Benin Republic for sale.
The Zonal Police Public Relations Officer (ZPPRO), CSP Dolapo Badmos, while confirming the news to newsmen on Thursday, gave the suspects names as: Solomon Adeniji (27), Tosin Adeoye (25) and two nationals of Republic of Benin, Adewale Adebolaji (45) and Moyori Sule (42).
One of the suspects identified as John Godwin, while confessing, said the only reason he was caught was because he forgot to pray and read the bible, that if he had done so, he wouldn’t have been caught.
He said, ”I was once sent to Ibara Prison in Abeokuta for stealing something at a market in Abeokuta. It was in the prison that I came across Tosin. It was also Alhaji who sent my phone number to Solomon.
“My plan was not to go back to crime when I came back from prison.
”I did not have money to take care of myself that was why I went back.
”But later I told myself robbery is not best option for me because my parents told me when I was born a pastor prophesied that I would become a pastor.
”Fortunately, when I was in the prison I used to preach and pray with my colleagues. It is the devil that drove me to crime.
“Whenever we are going on operation, I usually read Psalms 121.
”I believe reading the Psalms would give me protection throughout the operation period.
”On the fateful day I was arrested, I forgot to read the Psalms before leaving home. I believe God wanted the police to arrest me so as to quit robbery.”
The ZPPRO also said that they will charged to court when investigations are completed.