An armed robbery suspect who has been on the run from the police for many months was arrested on his wedding day.
What would have been the happiest day for a bride in Ibadan, Oyo State, turned out to be her day of sorrow as the state Police Command swooped on the venue of a wedding to arrest the groom who turned out to be a wanted notorious armed robber.
According to the police, the 42-year-old robbery suspect, Olumide Asiyanbi, was arrested just as he was about signing the dotted lines with his bride by policemen attached to the state task force team that has been on his trail for months.
The police alleged that Asiyanbi was a member of a deadly six-man-robbery gang who had been terrorising the people of the Ibadan and other neighbouring states.
Confessing his involvement in over 10 different robbery attacks before he was arrested, Asiyanbi believed it was nemesis that caught up with him on the day he wanted to walk down the aisle.
"I was arrested on my wedding day. I met the gang leader, James Agba, last year. He told me he knew how we could be getting regular money. He then initiated me into the gang. I have taken part in at least 10 operations since I joined them.
We used guns but I don’t know where James was buying them. Sulaimon and Alhaji, who are also in the gang, knew how the guns were bought for our operations. I have fired shots at our targets but nobody was killed."