An armed robber arrested in Nigeria has made a very compelling confession.
This miserable and fear-stricken criminal revealed that he was on the robbing spree in order to gather enough money to go marry the lover of his life.
Just like any other robber, he pleaded amidst tears and said the operation was his first.
In an interview with local news agencies, he said:
“I was brought to the police headquarters because of an armed robbery operation that we did. Yes, I am an armed robber, but I have never done it before; this is my first time.
“I was at home when Dan Jauro called me that I should come and join them to go for a robbery, but I told him that I had never done it before. He begged me to just come that they needed people to participate in it. I told him that I was scared, but he encouraged me to just come.
“Before I went there, they had bought everything needed for the robbery. When I got there, they had started bringing out the logs of wood to the road when I got there.
“When we blocked the road, one car came and we stopped it. The driver came out and Dan Jauro dragged one of the women out of the car. We asked all of them to come down and we collected all their handsets and belongings. Some of us opened the boot of the car and took out three boxes and four bags.”
Asked what he was going to do with his share of the money, he said,
“Honestly, I wanted to marry and I did not have the money. I wanted to use it to marry.”