I Began Stealing at Seven-27 year-old Suspect


Operatives and other guests at the Ondo state police command were stunned on Wednesday when a 27 year-old armed robbery suspect, Gbenga Kikiowo, from Igbara Oke, Ifedore local government Area of Ondo state, declared that he has been in the robbery business since he was 7 years.
Kikiowo explained that his involvement in crime is as a result of the spiritual affliction of stealing by his family since childhood. He added that he has been participating in robberies since he was seven years old.
“I come from Igbara Oke; I started taking part in robberies since I was seven years old; I was afflicted with the spirit in our family since my childhood.
I was using toy guns or wooden guns to rob people of their belongings; I grew up with it. I have participated in highway and household robberies; I think it is spiritual, because the spirit just fell on me and I started robbing people.
Since I started, I have never killed anyone; I use the gun to rob; I stole it from a security guard in Ile-Ife. I have never killed anyone,” Kikiowo added.
Kikiowo was paraded among other suspects arrested by men of the command over their involvement in armed robberies.
State police commissioner, Mr Bolaji Salami, who paraded the 27 year-old suspect alongside one Tope Aladeloye at the command’s headquarters, disclosed that the suspects were involved in many robberies in the state and had confessed to the crime.
“On May 24, 2021, around 9pm, information received from a reliable source had it that a gang of armed robbers was planning to carry out an operation in Akure…Gbenga Kikiowo and Tope Aladeloye were arrested at Oke-Aro, Akure.
According to him, the suspects confessed to having been involved in other robbery operations within and around Ondo State. Items recovered from them included one pump action gun. They will soon be arraigned.

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