The Osun State Police Command paraded one Adejumo Maruf in Osogbo after he was arrested for stealing a school minibus.
The 43-year-old man confessed that it was a desperate love for his wife and children that made him steal the bus.
He said that he was a law-abiding citizen when he lived in Lagos before relocating to Osun two years back. He went on to say that it was then that his life took a down turn, especially when his wife deserted him, taking with her, his five kids.
He said: “It is true I stole a Korope at Criterion Nursery and Primary School, Kelebe area, after working with the school for about three months. I did it to make money and take care of my wife and children.”
“I was living a decent life in Lagos State before things nosedived over two years ago and we relocated to Osogbo. Yet, there was no change and my wife left with our five children.”
“Since that time, things were even more difficult. So, I took to driving the school minibus. After about three months, I went into the school and drove it away to Lagos.
“I was using it as a passenger bus before I was caught after two days in the Ajah area of Lagos State. I love my wife and children and can do anything for them.”
The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode said the suspect was nabbed on the 8th of June, after he escaped with the stolen bus to Lagos where he converted it to a commercial vehicle. He added that he will soon be brought before a court.