A robbery suspect who believes in the power of prayer has said he was arrested because he forgot to recite the Psalm 121 before embarking on his robbery operation.
John Godwin, a 30-year-old cross-border robbery suspect, told operatives of the Zonal Intervention Squad attached to Zone 2 Command that he was arrested after he forgot to recite Psalm 121 on the fateful day when he and gang members were going for the robbery operation.
Four other suspects – Solomon Adeniji (27), Tosin Adeoye (25) and two nationals of Republic of Benin, Adewale Adebolaji (45) and Moyori Sule (42) – were arrested alongside with Godwin.
The Zonal Police Public Relations Officer (ZPPRO), CSP Dolapo Badmos, said the suspects snatch vehicles in Nigeria and drive them to neighbouring Benin Republic where they hand them over to a receiver identified only as Alhaji.
It was learnt that Godwin was a former convict.
Badmos, who paraded the suspects yesterday, said the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Ibrahim Adamu, in charge of the zone, has directed intensive investigation into the case. She added that the suspects would be charged to court after completion of the investigation.