I became an armed robber due to hike in fuel price – Bolt driver

A 29-year-old Bolt driver identified as Jeremiah Adeniran has been arrested for allegedly robbing some of his passengers in Lagos state.

The State Police Command paraded him at its head office in Ikeja on Friday, where he confessed to the crime, stating that the hike in fuel prices pushed him into the armed robbery.

Adeniran, in an interview with journalists said he was a beginner who got into the life of crime to the effect of subsidy removal. He also revealed his two other accomplices always stayed on the road to carry out the robbery.

“Before, I could do 15 trips a day, but after the rise in fuel prices, my business was no longer moving as I wanted, so I ventured into robbery,” he said.

The suspect further claimed that he had only robbed his passengers on three occasions since he started last month. He said that he was arrested on Saturday when one of the victims sighted him and raised an alarm.

“On Saturday morning, I entered a shop, and I saw the lady I picked up and robbed a day before. She instantly recognised me because I was not putting on a nose mask. She raised the alarm, and that was how I was arrested and taken to Ikotun police station,” he said.

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