Teenage Robbery Suspect Promises To Become A Pastor If Released

A man is arrested by the police for looting on the fourth day of a nationwide strike against the removal of the petrol subsidy in Lagos January 12, 2012. Tens of thousands of Nigerians have been protesting up and down Africa's most populous nation for four straight days in protest against the axing of the petrol subsidy, which more than doubled the price to around 150 naira ($0.93) per litre. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS ENERGY)

A teenage boy and a student of Government Model Secondary School in Lagos, identified as Emmanuel, who was recently arrested by the Police command in Lagos for robbery wept and begged to be set free; with a promise that he would become a pastor.

The suspect who was paraded by Lagos Police boss, Imohimi Edgal, alongside 19 other robbery suspects arrested in different locations, said: “I am a student of Government Model Secondary School. I was arrested because I went to rob with members of my gang on the Island.

This is the first time I am participating in robbery. “Our leader is AY, and three others who escaped when Police came. The Police recovered three guns from me. They abandoned their guns inside the vehicle. I was holding the dagger while the others held the guns. “I am feeling terrible; if God saves me from here, I will be a Pastor. I am a mass server and I do receive Holy Communion.”

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