The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force on Thursday paraded five robbery suspects at the force headquarters in Akure, the state capital.
One of the suspects whose identity is revealed as Mohammed Sule was apprehended while attempting to rob a house alone in Akure.
Confessing his crimes, Sule told the police operatives that his journey into robbery started less than a month ago after he was sent out of a Mosque in Akure.
The 23-year-old mechanic confessed that he dived into crime to get some capital to start a business. The Kogi State indigene who was arrested at Shasha area of Akure metropolis, explained further that he used to raid the residence of his victims alone, with a cutlass and a fake gun.
He said he got to Akure last month from Kogi State and could not locate his sister who he had planned to stay with.
“When I could not get anywhere to stay, I decide to go to Ogbese. When I got there, I was sleeping there inside the mosque. I was later pursued from the mosque,” Sule said.
He added: “After I was chased from the mosque, I went to Shasha. When I was finding it difficult to survive, I started stealing.
“The very day I was caught, I had planned to raise money for a business. I went to two houses and at one of them, I was attacked by a man in the house when he noticed that I was the only one. That was how I was arrested.”
In the development, the police command also arrested four suspected robbers at two different locations in the state capital.