A suspected armed robber who was pared by the Police in Akwa Ibom, Ubong Edem Edet, has opened up on why he resorted to armed robbery.
The suspect confessed that he was forced into armed robbery in order to fend for himself.
Edet, a native of Afaha Ikot Obio Nkan in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of the state, said that he had no parents to take care him.
The suspect stated this while answering reporters’ questions after he was paraded along with four others for alleged car snatching and robbery, The Punch reports
“I have no mother and father and nobody to take care of me; that is why I went into robbery,” he said.
Four other members of the syndicate who were paraded along with him include one Nsikak Sunday, Richard Nse Uko, Itohowo Linus and Otobong Essien.
Parading the suspects at a media briefing at the Police headquarters, Ikot Akpanabia, the command Public Relations Officer, Odiko MacDon, said the suspects were ambushed and arrested on 18th July, 2021 after credible information.