A fashion designer, Adeshina Adeyemi, 23, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for alleged robbery. But the suspect said he only accompanied his friend, Chibuzo, a robber, for an operation at Adeniran in Ajao Estate.
Adeyemi said they went for the operation, about 11:30 pm on Saturday.
He said: “When we got to the building that night, I wore hood so that I would not be identified because it is my territory. We entered through the kitchen window and went to the sitting room.
“My friend collected an IPad in the sitting room. As we were contemplating on which of the bedrooms to go into, a lady came out and raised the alarm. This was followed by an alarm bell, which vibrated in the vicinity. At that point, we fled in different directions.
“I jumped through the fence into our building, forgetting to remove my hood. Our guard, who sighted me, ran after me and caught me. He collected the axe I went with and held me until other guards came around. By the time they removed the hood, they discovered that I was the one.
“I have brought shame to my family. This is the first time I would be involved in a mess like this. I went with my friend Chibuzo, who was in dire need of money. The most painful aspect of it is that Chibuzo, who I followed out of pity, escaped while I am left to pay the price.”