Badly in Need of Money to Offset His Son Medical Bill, Driver Robs Passenger of N18, 000

How will the law take the case of a commercial driver who confessed to have robbed a woman of over N18,000 to offset the medical bill of his dying son?
Perhaps the law will be lenient with Clement Ogunsola, who on Monday related how he robbed his passenger at gun point, to raise money to discharge his sick child from the hospital.
Clement who was paraded by the Edo State Police Command with other suspected criminals arrested for various crimes, said his son was admitted and dying of spleen related problem at an unnamed government-owned hospital.
He disclosed that he needed money badly and decided to use an iron rod shaped like a small gun, to rob his passengers of N18, 500 cash and a phone.
Clement disclosed that his victim was one of the two market women who boarded his car at about 6 am at Oluku, a small town close to Benin, and were heading to Odighi village, along Benin-Akure Road, in Ovia North-East local government area of the state.
But instead of taking his passenger to Odighi village, the suspect said he stopped at Ugbogiobo village, where he pointed his self-made gun at his victim and dispossessed her of her handbag where the money and phone were kept.
He confessed to have used N16, 500.00 to offset the hospital bills while N2, 000.00 was spent on the car.
Items recovered from him included a gun-shaped iron, the woman’s bag where the money was allegedly kept and a phone.
Edo Police spokesman, DSP Abiodun Osifo, said the suspect would be charged to court for armed robbery.‎

Author: News Editor

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