Teenager: My gang killed motorcyclist to raise N500 for data

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An 18-year-old boy, Odunayo Samson, has been nabbed by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command for belonging to a gang of three that killed a commercial motorcyclist, Bashiru Umaru, in Iperu-Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The suspect said he partook in the killing of the victim to get N500 for data subscription for “yahoo yahoo”.

Samson confessed to his atrocity on Monday during his parade alongside other alleged criminals at the Police headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta.

Samson was arrested alongside Jimoh Rilwan and Sodiq Awokoya on October 8 at the Tollgate area of Ogere-Remo for killing Umaru before snatching his motorcycle.

The State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, said the teenagers were apprehended where they had gone to sell the motorcycle.

Odunayo told newsmen: “It was our second operation when we were caught.

“The first operation we carried out, we didn’t kill our victim.

“We only collected N3,500 from him.

“I accepted to embark on the operation in order to get money for data and subscribe to the internet to do ‘yahoo yahoo’.

“I have not killed anyone before.”

Also paraded on Monday were six hoodlums who disrupted the State Congress of the All Progressives Congress organised by a faction of the party loyal to a former Governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, at Ake Palace in Abeokuta.

Bankole said the command’s SWAT and another tactical team squad while patrolling round the town to monitor the APC Congress, sighted an unregistered Hilux van with some people whose looks were suspicious.

He said when the vehicle was searched, one English Barrera pistol with breach No. PT 92 AFS with five live ammunition as well as one locally fabricated revolver pistol were recovered in the vehicle.

He promised to unravel their sponsors.