‘Yes, I am wicked and a murderer…’
Man confesses to killing commercial motorcyclist before stealing his motorcycle
Ayo Olayinka, suspected notorious lone robber in Abeokuta city, who specializes in snatching motorcycles from their owners and reselling them at cheaper prices, has met his waterloo.
The suspect is now being interrogated by operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Ogun State Police Command, Abeokuta, for not only dispossessing his victims of their motorcycles, but also sending them to their early graves.
The suspect, who freely confessed to newsmen in pidgin English of his nefarious act, said: “Yes, there is no need lying to you. I am a notorious armed robber. I specialise in snatching commercial motorcycles. I usually operate by disarming the rider with either a rod or strong stick after picking a motorcycle on charter to a lonely place.
“On the way, I would lie that my personal effect had fallen off from me and the rider would stop, I would then hold the rider unawares by using the rod or stick to hit the motorcyclist on his head or chest, drag him into the bush and zoom off with the motorcycle before he recovers, if he is lucky to be alive.
“I agree with you that I am wicked and a murderer. Anyone that kills is wicked and a murderer. I have committed grievous offences. I don’t think heaven and earth will ever forgive me, so let me face the music.”
On how he was arrested, Olayinka said: “I was arrested by the police through one of my customers, who buought stolen motorcycle from me. I don’t even know how the police discovered that the motorcycle was stolen. The police picked the man and he mentioned my name. It was the last man that I killed that owned the motorcycle.
“My last victim was not strong. I just hit him once and he died instantly. I suspect that the man was sick. The way he died without even struggling showed the man was sick. I did it because things are difficult and man must survive. The world is a jungle. If you experience hunger, you can do anything to survive. The family pressure is too much and there is no money.
“I am now remorseful because, there is nothing as good as freedom. I have been in cell for many weeks now. It is painful that my friends that I spent the money I made through ignoble business have all rejected me. None of them have come to see me. Anytime I come out from this mess, I will use my tongue to count my teeth.”
A police source at Abeokuta said a case of missing commercial motorcyclist was reported and a few days later, the body of the man was recovered but his motorcycle still was missing.
“We suspected foul play and swung into action. We recovered the missing motorcycle with a man. We arrested the man who now took us to Ayo. During interrogation, he confessed to the callous way he was killing his victims. I don’t want to imagine the way his victims die in serious agony.”
The State Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, said the suspect is very notorious and an unrepentant armed robber that has killed many people because of Okada that he would not sell for up to N40,000. He promised the suspect would soon be charged to the court.