“I did it because of pressure from my poor parents,” 21-yr-old man arrested for making away with a tricycle leased to him


An Adamawa-based man, Muhammed Umar, 21, has disclosed why he made away with a tricycle that was leased to him

The suspect, who was arrested by police operatives in the state, narrated that he had made away with the tricycle after it was leased to him by a friend in Mubi last week.

The command’s spokesperson, Suleiman Nguroje, in a statement said the suspect was eventually arrested at Mararaba Mubi, where he resides.

The suspect, in his confessional statement, said he had decieved his friend by telling him that a woman had requested him to convey her to a particular place in Mubi, and that she had promised to pay N2, 000.

He said he had assured his friend that he would use the tricycle for 30 minutes only, and that on his return, he would give him N1, 500, and use the remaining N500 to buy food.

He said that he, however, collected the tricycle and disappeared with it. He pleaded for mercy, saying he had committed the act due to abject lack and pressure from his poor parents.