An 18-year old suspect, Samson Odunayo who was arrested for allegedly hacking a commercial motorcyclist to death in Ogun State, Bashiru Umaru, Monday said he committed the crime because he needed N500 for data subscription.
Odunayo, who was arrested alongside two other teenagers, Sodiq Awokoya and Jimoh Rilwan on Friday, October 8, in Ogere area of the state, were paraded before journalists at the command’s headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, the state capital.
Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, said the teenagers were arrested while trying to sell the motorcycle.
Odunayo, who also told journalists that he was an internet fraudster, said he committed the crime because he was in urgent need of money to buy data for subscription.
He said, “It was Sodiq that lured me into the criminal activities. It was our second operation before we were arrested. 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.”