A 27-year-old armed robber, Gbenga Kikiowo, has confessed that he started committing crimes at the early age of seven and desired to be more popular than the likes of Ishola Oyenusi and Shina Rambo.
He made the revelation while being paraded on Wednesday in Ondo State. According to him: “I started committing crime since I was seven years old. I don’t have any genuine reason to what led me to crime because I was born into a rich family.
During the last time I was in prison, I joined the prisoners’ fellowship that preach the word of God from there. I later had a dream, where I saw Pastor Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, praying for me, so, not long, I was discharged and acquitted.
“Upon my return, I went to RCCG in Akure and gave a testimony. They took me to the Redemption Camp where they planned to take me to a rehabilitation centre but that’s not what I needed.
What I wanted was to find a job that will be fetching me money. So, l decide to leave after six month. I stole their pastor’s tricycle and escaped to Ile- Ife.
The gun the police arrested me with was my last hope. I had decided to leave all this local crime to go international. That was why I took the risk to look for a gun.
I wanted to become an international armed robber like Ishola Oyenusi, Shina Rambo and Mufu Olosha Oko because I wanted my name to reign. I believed that it was through crime that I can be popular.”