By Wole Mosadomi
One of the suspects arrested by Niger State Police command for dispossessing motorcycle owners of their property in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State, Aliyu Aliyu, said his wife had for long been advising him to quit robbery but could not because he had no other business.
The father of four, who blamed devil for the act, said: “My wife is aware that I am a motorcycle thief, but she has been counselling me to desist from this act but since I didn’t have any other business, I could not change and there was nothing she could do as long as this is the main source of my income out of which I spend on her and the children.
“My regret is that I have dragged the name of my family especially my mother’s reputation into the mud and she will surely disown me.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, who confirmed the arrest said the suspects have made confessional statements that would lead to the arrest of other accomplices, some of them now at large.
He said they will be charged to court soon.
Others arrested alongside Aliyu are Dauda Ibrahim and Umaru Garba .
It was gathered that from about seven motorcycles stolen by Aliyu in recent time, five were sold to Ibrahim.