You won’t get stories sadder than this right here.
Up to 11 armed robbers between the ages of 12 and 14 have been arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mohammed Katsina, confirmed on Thursday. He also added that the kids will go through a rehabilitation process as part of an initiative by the state.
According to reports some of the kid robbers, aged between 12 and 14, conspired and invaded a house around the Challenge Area of Ibadan, where they stole the sum of N11,000.
The commissioner gave this state when asked by press per SpaceFM
“Based on information, the Anti-Robbery Squad of the command was sent out immediately and they were surprised to see kids of 12 and 14 years of age coming out to make confessional statements.”
“Most of these children are from broken homes and I wish parents can learn from the plight of these kids and take proper care of their children.”
“One thing that keeps disturbing me is the voluntary narration and sincerity of the kids. They have no shelter of any sort and to them, their future starts and ends on the bridge.
Their only means of livelihood is to savage innocent members of the public, be involved in pick pocketing, robbery and related criminal activities.”
We certainly hope the kids can be rehabilitated and find some kind of integration into functional society.