A 'born-again' armed robber who used to dispossess his victims of their valuables at gun point have confessed of his crimes, as he says he depends on God during robbery.
NewTelegraph revealed that Twenty-seven-year-old, Akin Ayotunde further added that it was because of his fervent belief in God that he doesn’t patronise herbalists or use charms during robbery operations like his colleagues.
He said that God has never failed to assist and help him out of difficult situations. Ayotunde, who was arrested by detectives attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, Lagos State Police Command, said he was quite sure God would aid his release this time again.
His words: “I was caught by police because I don’t believe in using charms during robbery operations. The fact is that I believe in God. I believe God can save me.”
The deadly armed robber was arrested together with his gang members after they attacked and robbed an apartment at Igbogbo, Ikorodu area of Lagos State, where they allegedly killed the head of the family.
The suspects said that they raided the freezer of the victim, found food, ate and watched television before beginning their operation. Ayotunde, while insisting they didn’t touch the victim, explained that they forced him to sit down on a chair and watch them, while his wife and children were ordered to lie facedown.
“We wanted to lock the man in the room with his wife before we left, so that he wouldn’t be able to call for help.
According to information by the police, the deadly robber and his gang members were caught after they robbed the home of one Bello Hakeem, residing at Igbe area, Ikorodu, Lagos. Hakeem’s house was attacked by the gang just days after the gang members robbed the house where a victim died. Ayotunde said that the gang operated for six hours without distraction in Hakeem’s home.
They carted away a lot of valuables from the victim’s house, including his Toyota Corolla car. Ayotunde was attempting to sell the car when he was arrested. Ayotunde, who lives in Ikorodu, was alleged by investigators to have once been arrested for robbery. Police said: “He was once arrested for robbery.
He used to gain access into people’s compound by scaling fences. Once he’s inside, he would switch off the generator and wait for someone to step out, to check why the generator went off. Once the person steps out, he and his gang members would attack and rob the person.” He will soon be charged to court. RECEIVE NEWS UPDATE ON: WHATSAPP +234 701 056 0394, AND TWITTER: @247NGNEWSUPDATE, EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE Share your story with us: firstname.lastname@example.org PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>