robbery suspect, Mr Godwin Olukporibe, has confessed that he was forced
to form a robbery gang when his father-in-law asked him to pay N1.5
million bride price before he could marry his pregnant girlfriend.
allegedly claimed his father-in-law initially refused to give his
daughter’s hand in marriage despite the fact that he had impregnated her
and wanted to marry her.
However, after much persuasion, he gave the condition that he
must give him N1.5 million as bride price.
The suspect said he
could not afford the money but because he loved his wife and she was
expecting his baby, he was forced to form an armed robbery gang to raise
Olukporibe said he initially went into robbery just to
raise the money, but he was encouraged to continue when he made N3
million in his first attempt.
He said he quickly paid the bride price and married his wife without his father- in-law knowing his source of money.
said because of the success of the first robbery operation, he decided
to go into full time robbery and later graduated into kidnapping.
said he regretted to be an armed robber and if given a chance, he would
turn a new leaf. He is still in the custody of SARS where he is
Olukporibe has been detained by SARS and would be charged to court soon.
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