A dismissed Police officer, Femi John, who was arrested by the Oyo State Police Command for impersonation has revealed the reason he will never desist from doing illegal job through impersonation, saying that was the only source of livelihood he used to feed himself, his wife, and children.
The suspect while speaking with journalist on Wednesday at the command headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan confessed that all the allegations against him for impersonation were true and accurate.
The 54yrs old Iseyin born ex police officer, who has been arrested before for the same offence noted that he has been addicted to the illegal job, adding that as a dismissed officer, he has wife and children who relied on him for survival.
According to him, “It has been a while I’ve been into it, so am not afraid to go to jail, jail is not meant for goat, is meant for human being, afterall most of Nigerian top politicians also go to jail, I didn’t rob, am only using my entitlement to feed myself and my family.”
“I didnt regret my action, am a force man, so I can I regret, am not a robber and I never been to high ways to rob, I only create ways to fed myself and my children.”n a related development, the command has also arrested one Musiliu Waliu, 25yrs for coniving with notorious armed robbers to robbed his father.
The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Shina Olukolu while parading the suspect at the command headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan said that on 4th of May, 2020 at about 0041hrs, three members of a notorious armed robber syndicates who were armed with gun, knives and some other dangerous weapons invaded the residence of one Adeniyi Musiliu located at Isale Alfa, Saki, Oyo State.
The Police boss said that the three armed robbers attacked their victim, disposed him of sum of money, cell phone and other valuable items.
“As soon as the incident was reported at the Special Anti Robbery Squard (SARS) base at Saki, a team of SARS swung into action and after investigation, two of the suspects, Abass Kasim and Wale Olawuyi were arrested in connection with the crime.”
“Their confessional statement led to the arrest of one Moshood Fadilulahi who supplied the locally made guns with ammunition they used for the the criminal activities, and one other suspect Musiliu Waliu who is a son to the victim was said to have gave information about his father to his syndicate member which led to the armed robbery operations.”
Meanwhile, one of the suspects, Musiliu Waliu, who was a son to the victim while speaking with newsmen said that, “Am an apprentice of motor spare part, I was about to do my freedom and I went to my dad to give me money for the ceremony and my dad told me that he didn’t have money to give me for the freedom, so that was why i decided to take some of my friend to rob my dad so that I can get money for my freedom, bur now that ive been caught, am regreting my action now.”
Olukolu while explaining the breakdown of how the suspects were arrested, said that, ” thirthy-six (36) suspects were arrested, out of which nine (9) were caught for armed robbery, one (1) for murdered/cultism, one (1) for impersonation, and one (1) for obtaining goods under false pretense/stealing.
Item recovered were nine (9) arms, sixty-four (64) ammunitions, two expended ammunition, and five (5) motorcycle among others.
He however solicited from the members of the public their unrelenting supports by constantly supplying the Police with credible information that will enable the Police to be proactive and combact crime and criminalties inOyo State.