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23-year-old thief arrested in Lagos,says his father pushed him into robbery (photo)

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Police have arrested a young man who was caught snatching bags from unsuspecting victims on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

The 23-year-old man identified as Adedeji Ayobami was caught after he snatched a bag from a victim and was chased down by the police in the area.

After he was taken into custody and interrogated, Ayobami confessed that he and his colleague planned to raid Adura and Council bus-stops around Alagbado area of Lagos state.

Adedeji who blamed his father for his suffering, narrated that he dropped out of school while he was in SS1 after his mother died.He explained that his father was never there for him and he was left alone to fend for himself.

It was gathered that the young man andhis colleague planned to rob unsuspecting victims of their bags and belongings at bus-stops before they were caught by Rapid Response Squad officers.

Adedeji’s partner was able to escape the officers after he fled and abandonedhis motorcycle.

Read his confession below:“I was a bus conductor. I went to Kotangoa market on Monday to meet Aboki about how to raise money for ourselves…. We have been together for a long time. At around 2:00 p.m. on Monday, we perfected the plan to operate together on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, but our focus were Adura and Council bus stops around Agbado areas of Lagos State. Our priorities werehandbags and purses.”

“We had snatched two bags and my colleague was keeping the money before our last botched operation. This was our first time…. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t know RRS operatives were monitoring us. I snatched the bag and they chased us into the streets. My colleague escaped after abandoning hisokada and I was arrested,”

he continued.“I dropped out in SS1 after losing my mother. My father was just a ceremonialfather.

He never cared about me since the death of my mother. He never assisted me but I had to fend for myselfafter the death of my mother.”

So sad!

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