A 45-year-old medical doctor, Richard Macaulay Obafemi, has been arrested for armed robbery and car-snatching in Anambra State.
Obafemi, who hails from Sagamu Local Government Area, LGA, Ogun State, revealed to the Sun how he was lured into robbery by two men.
The suspect, who attended College of Medicine, University of Benin, said he worked for two years (1998 to 2000), before travelling to Saudi Arabia.
He said, “I worked at the Royal Medical Centre, Jeddah, for four years. Subsequently, I got another employment offer from the University of Ghana, in 2006 and worked there till 2015.
“In 2015, I came to Nigeria and visited Kaduna State. During that trip, a car I was driving had an accident and the victim died. I was charged to court and remanded at Kaduna Central Prison. But I was later released from prison on April 8, 2016.
“While in prison, I met and developed friendship with Stephen and Ifeanyi, who were also awaiting trial.
“After I was released, I linked up with Stephen and Ifeanyi who had also regained freedom and within a short time; they convinced me to join their armed robbery and car-snatching gang.
“We have stolen cars like Lexus, SUV in Lagos State, which I drove to Katsina State to sell to buyers from Niger Republic. I sold one for N450, 000,” the ex-convict added.
“When I came out from prison, I found out that there was no going back. I decided to join the armed robbery gang professionally to earn a living. I am married and blessed with three children. I lost my wife, Mary in 2012 while my three children are in Canada,” he confessed.
Confirming the arrest, the state Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr. Hosea Karma, said the suspect will be charged to court soon while efforts are being made to arrest the fleeing members of the syndicate.
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