The Delta State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, has posed a critical question regarding who should be held accountable for the actions of a 14-year-old armed robbery suspect, in light of their recent arrest with firearms.
Taking to his official social media platform, Edafe conveyed that during the suspect’s interrogation, it was revealed that the individual had been engaging in theft since the tender age of seven.
Accompanied by a photograph featuring the suspect and additional individuals in custody, the spokesperson posted the following:
“ARREST OF THREE TEENAGE ARMED ROBBERS!!!
WHO DO WE BLAME, THE PARENTS, SOCIETY, SCHOOLS!!!
At Enerhen junction, Warri, operatives from the “B” Division Warri successfully apprehended Gift Peace, a 14-year-old suspected armed robber. Astonishingly, he confessed to being involved in armed robbery since the age of seven. Also taken into custody were two other suspects: Idigbe Osreis, 19 years old, and Idigbe Perfect, 16 years old. Notably, two homemade firearms were seized from the group. Now, the question arises: who should bear the burden of blame—parents, schools, or society?”