A notorious armed robbery suspect has told the police that not only was he robbing and dispossessing people of their property, he also killed his victims.
Olayinka, who was arrested in Abeokuta, the state capital, by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the State Command, said he not only dispossessed his victims of their motorcycles, but also killed some of them.
While confessing to his crimes, Olayinka reportedly said:
“Yes, there is no need lying to you. I am a notorious armed robber. I specialise in snatching commercial motorcycles.
I usually operate by disarming the rider with either a rod or strong stick after picking a motorcycle on charter to a lonely place.
On the way, I would lie that my personal effect had fallen off from me and the rider would stop. I would then hold the rider unaware by using the rod or stick to hit the motorcyclist on his head or chest, drag him into the bush and zoom off with the motorcycle before he recovers, if he is lucky to be alive. I agree that I am wicked and a murderer.
Anyone that kills is wicked and a murderer. I have committed grievous offences. I don’t think heaven and earth will ever forgive me, so let me face the music.
I was arrested by the police through one of my customers, who bought stolen motorcycle from me. I don’t even know how the police discovered that the motorcycle was stolen.
The police picked the man and he mentioned my name. It was the last man that I killed that owned the motorcycle. My last victim was not strong. I just hit him once and he died instantly. I suspect that the man was sick.
The way he died without even struggling showed the man was sick. I did it because things are difficult and man must survive. The world is a jungle. If you experience hunger, you can do anything to survive. The family pressure is too much and there is no money.
I am now remorseful because, there is nothing as good as freedom. I have been in cell for many weeks now. It is painful that my friends that I spent the money I made through ignoble business have all rejected me.
None of them have come to see me. Anytime I come out from this mess, I will use my tongue to count my teeth.”
In his statement, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Abdulmajid Ali, noted:
"The suspect was very heartless and an unrepentant armed robber who had sent many people to their early graves because of motorcycles that he would not sell for up to N40,000. He will be charged to court soon."