An armed robbery suspect, Saheed Olanrewaju, paraded by the Kwara State Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr.Olusola Amore, in Ilorin on Wednesday said a friend of his taught him how to rob because he was about to die of hunger. According to the 39-year-old Sagamu-born suspect, his friend, a man he called “SV” introduced him to armed robbery.
While being paraded, Olanrewaju said, “I met SV in Taiwo area in Ilorin when he taught me how to rob. I regret my action now, but it was hunger that turned me into a robber. I had been starving for long and I realised robbery was the only source of daily bread at the time. If I am eventually freed today, I will never venture into crime again.” Amore said Olanrewaju and others involved in the robbery would be charged to court on completion of investigations.