“I Took To Robbery To Finance The Launch Of My Gospel Album” – 28 Year Old Gospel Singer Claims
A 28-year-old self-acclaimed gospel singer, named Nurudeen Ogundairo, arrested by the police has confessed that he took to armed robbery to source money for the production of his maiden album.
According to PREMIUM TIMES, the suspect, disclosed this at Eleweran police headquarters in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Tuesday, where he was paraded for armed robbery alongside 36 others arrested for various crimes. Nurudeen who said he regretted his action, further disclosed that the proposed album was scheduled for launch on July 24, while confessing to involvement in a robbery operation at a private residence in Atan-Ota which led to his arrest. In his confession, he said;
“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.”
Nurudeen who was arrested with two members of his band boys, identified as Tunde Joseph and Ganiu Ajibode, who allegedly participated in the robbery operations, said he had learnt his lesson after spending over two months in detention.
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 were arrested based on information after they had robbed a couple of resident in Atan-Ota.
Thirty six other suspects were paraded at the event for alleged offences ranging from kidnapping, robbery, murder and cultism. The police chief said all the suspects would be arraigned in court after police investigations. Mr. Ilyasu also assured residents of the state that the command was ready to protect the peace of the state, appealing to members of the public to always assist the police with information whenever they noticed any strange face, gathering or pacing around within their environment.