Oyo State Police Command arrested a suspected member of a robbery
gang on his wedding day.
Olumide Asiyanbi, 42, told newsmen that nemesis caught up with him
when he was at the registry to sign the dotted lines.
The police alleged he was a member of a six-man-robbery gang who had
terrorised residents of Challenge area of Ibadan, the state capital.
The state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Katsina, said the suspects
included a 62-year-old Ghanaian.
Asiyanbi confessed that he had been involved in 10 different robbery
attacks before he was arrested.
He said, “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 gun 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
I have fired shots at our targets but nobody was killed.