”I was initiated into robbery in a mosque” – 13-year-old suspect says

”I was initiated into robbery in a mosque” – 13-year-old suspect says

The Lagos state police command yesterday paraded a 13-year-previous boy merely recognized as Ajayi who informed journalists that he was launched into robbery in a mosque the place he was sleeping in the Jakande space of the state.

Ajayi who was paraded alongside his confederate, Balogun (13), stated he began dwelling in the mosque after his father divorced his mom and married one other lady. His father instantly he remarried, took him to the mosque and informed him that he needs to be staying there henceforth. With none cash to feed, Ajayi stated he had no different possibility that to take to stealing after he was initiated by some individuals he met in the mosque.

”After a whereas, the administration of the mosque despatched each one in all us sleeping in the mosque out. The leaders of the mosque stated we constituted nuisance. After that my father took me to his workshop the place he sew garments and requested me to be sleeping in the store, as an alternative of taking me house. It was in my father’s store the place I was sleeping that I met my confederate and we turned pals. He then informed me that his elder brother wanted a laptop computer. He stated if I come throughout somebody who needed to promote I ought to contact him.

“One fateful day, I was strolling on a avenue at Jakande Property once I noticed an empty Disc Jockey (DJ) store opened. I went straight into the store, picked the laptop computer and went away. Thereafter, I known as my good friend that I’ve a laptop computer for his brother.  After I had stolen the laptop computer, I took it to my good friend’s elder brother and I informed him I was promoting it for N10,000 however he stated he might solely afford N3,000. As a result of I was hungry, I agreed to the worth. He gave me N2,000 and requested me to return later for N1,000.

It was as a result of my stepmother stated she didn’t need to see me that led me into robbery. I remorse my motion. I was later arrested by the police on the road once I was going to purchase meals I needed to eat on Tuesday final week about 8p.m.”

On his personal, Balogun stated he turned pals with Ajayi in college and so they additionally lived on the identical avenue at Jakande space.

“When he introduced the laptop computer to me, I requested him the place he acquired it from. He informed me he stole it; I requested him to return it to the place he picked it from that I didn’t need to see the laptop computer. As a substitute of returning the laptop computer to the place he stole it from, he went to promote it to a different individual. I was happening an errand when police arrested.”

Additionally arrested by the police was 27 yr previous Babatunde Adejagun who purchased the laptop computer. When interrogated, Babatunde stated that one in all his good friend, Lawal Wasiu, who launched the boy to him.

“It was the place they have been fixing telephone at a purchasing advanced at Jakande that they approached my good friend that that they had a laptop computer they needed to promote. My good friend then introduced them to me. After they introduced it to me, they stated it was their brother who’s a DJ that owned it however he requested them to promote. It was then I made a decision to purchase it from them. They informed me initially that they have been promoting it for N8,000 however I informed them I might solely afford N3,000. They agreed and I gave them N2,000. I informed them to return again for the stability of N1,000.” he stated

The state Commissioner of Police, CSP Edgal Imohimi  who paraded the suspects earlier than newsmen, stated all of the suspects could be arraigned in court docket after investigation has been concluded.


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