Sodiq Awokoya, one of the teenagers arrested by Ogun State police command for allegedly killing a commercial motorcyclist, has confessed that he committed the crime to get money to buy data to engage in internet fraud.
Awokoya,18, Samson Odunayo,18, and Jimoh Rilwan, 17, allegedly hacked the victim, Bashiru Umaru, to death before snatching his motorcycle.
The suspects were arrested on October 8, at tollgate area of Ogere, where they had gone to sell the deceased’s motorcycle.
According to the police, further investigation revealed that Odunayo was the person who called the deceased to take him somewhere in Iperu, unknown to the okada man that he had informed Awokoya to wait in a bush along Ona Eri area of Iperu with cutlass and other dangerous weapons.
On getting to the point, Odunayo asked the deceased to stop.
While Umaru was waiting to collect his money, Awokoya came out with a cutlass and hacked him down.
With the okada man wriggling in pain, Awokoya moved near him and squeezed his neck till he died.
They searched his pocket and found the sum of #5,500, which they also took away.
Speaking with journalists, Odunayo, stated that he was in urgent need of money to buy data for subscription.
“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.” he said.