fashion designer, who was arrested while fleeing from a robbery scene,
yesterday said he only accompanied his friend to the operation.
Adeyemi, confessed to have accompanied his friend whom he identified
simply as Chibuzo, to operate at a building behind his, in Adeniran Ajao
Estate, Maryland, at the weekend.
because he (victim) was considered rich. The duo set out for the
operation around 11:30p.m. and scaled through the fence of the building.
to cover my face in order not to be identified because it is my
territory. We entered through the kitchen window and made straight for
the sitting room. My friend collected an iPad he saw in the sitting
lady came out and raised the alarm on sighting us. This was followed by
an alarm bell, which vibrated in the vicinity. At that point we fled in
remove my hood. Our gateman, who sighted me, ran after me and caught me.
He collected the axe I went with and held me until other guards came
around. By the time they removed the hood, they discovered that I was
time I would be involved in a mess like this. I went with my friend, who
was in dire need of money. He has been complaining bitterly about the
need, that at a point he said the only solution would be to go and rob.
He begged me to go with him and also promised to share whatever we get
all their cash, phones and other valuables. I was with an axe while
Chibuzo was with a cutlass. We went with weapons to defend ourselves.
But fear made us take to our heels when the alarm was raised because we
are not professionals. The most painful aspect of it is that Chibuzo
whom I followed out of pity, escaped while I am left to pay the price.”