A robbery suspect, Nurudeen Ogundairo, who parades himself as an upcoming gospel musician, has been arrested by the police in Ogun State for theft. The 28-year-old self-acclaimed gospel musician said that he took to crime to source money for the production of his maiden album. Upcoming Gospel musician arrested for theft in Ogun.
Ogundairo was arrested with two of his band boys, identified as Tunde Joseph and Ganiu Ajibode, who allegedly participated in the robbery operations. On Tuesday at Eleweran police headquarters in Abeokuta, the state capital where the suspect was paraded alongside 36 others arrested for various crimes, he said the proposed album was scheduled for launch on July 24.
Upcoming Gospel musician arrested for theft in Ogun
Ogundairo, made the explanation PT, during which he confessed to involvement in a robbery operation at the private residence in Atan-Ota which led to his arrest.
After spending over two months in detention, the suspect, “I am a gospel musician, I needed money to enable me produce my maiden album and I got involved in robbery to raise money for the project. In fact, I had picked a date of July 24 to release the album to the public after the production,” he said.
Speaking further, he said he regretted his action. I hope I can still be forgiven by the police and God over my action. It was in a bid to make headway in my musical career that I took to robbery,” Ogundairo said.
While parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ilyasu, said a team of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS,had arrested Mr. Ogundairo and his alleged accomplices at their hideout at Joju in Ota.
He said exhibits recovered from them include a locally made pistol, a laptop and six Iphone handsets, adding that the suspects was arrested based on information after they had robbed a couple resident in Atan-Ota.
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The police chief said all the suspects would be arraigned in court after police investigations.