A 35 year old robbery suspect got stuck in a hole as he tried to escape his cell from his cell in Oyo.
The inmate, Femi Akanji was caught after burgling a shop on the 12th of November 2014..He
narrated to the Tribune why he decided to escape.
I decided to escape from the cell to avoid the trouble I had put myself into, unknown to me that I
was complicating matter. After my two cell mates had slept, I started using my hands to dig the wall
silently in the dead of the night. I started from a point where I noticed a crack in the cell.
When some bricks fell, I further used them in digging and after I had created a hole, I pushed my
head into it and tried to escape before dawn.
Unfortunately for me, I got stuck, so I shouted. My cry brought the
policemen on duty towards the cell and woke my co-inmates up. That was how I was rescued and
secured till I was brought to Ibadan.” Now, I know that crime does not pay. If God should save me from the current situation
I am in now, I will never venture into crime again in my life. I have realised that whatever is acquired
fraudulently or any ill-gotten wealth does not last.
I have my time and life. If I had been contented with my little business and had not engaged in
crime, I would not have lost my
belongings which now serve as part of the exhibits recovered.”
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