An armed robbery suspect in the cells of the Oyo State Police Command says has turned a new leaf.
An armed robbery suspect arrested by the Oyo State Police Command with a three double barrel guns in Iseyin town of the state, Ajibola Ibrahim, alias Scorpion, has told the police that he is no more into robbery, but now working as a political thug for different politicians at the time of his arrest.
According to reports in the Sunday Tribune, Ajibola who was accused of stealing motorcycles and shooting one of the owners, said that the guns belong to his sponsors who provide him with the guns and ammunitions.
Ajibola, an indigene of Iseyin town, admitted that the gun was found on him but said that it was meant for his current job as a political thug, not robbery, adding that the police were only trying to implicate him because of his criminal past.
Ibrahim who has been a regular of the police due to his criminal activities, claims he has now turned a new leaf and no longer robs again.
"It is true I was an armed robber but after I was arrested and remanded in prison in 2011, I made up my mind to stop.
Since I came out of prison, I have been following a politician as a thug. I have been working for one of the gubernatorial candidates in Oyo State.
One of his boys, popularly called Alubarika Risler, is the one in change of coordination of the activities of the thugs working for the candidate.
Anytime there was going to be campaign in any part of the state, Alubarika would call us and we would come to Ibadan to join the campaign train.
Before I came to Ibadan, Alubarika came to me in Lagos. He had five guns with him, out of which he gave me one with three live cartridges.
They were all new and he told me he just bought them. He said I should always have the gun with me anytime we would be going for campaign."