That is his defense.
28-year-old robbery suspect identified as Emmanuel Godwin has put his foot to the ground, insisting he was just a tricycle snatcher and not an armed robber.
What sets him apart? He claims he does not use guns.
According to reports by Vanguard, the suspect and members of his gang’s MO is to pose as passengers, board a tricycle, get to a convenient place, push the driver out and zoom off.
He was arrested when he was asked to come and collect money from a potential buyer, who needed a tricycle urgently and had cash to pay, not knowing that the purported buyer was a SARS operative.
In his defense, Emmanuel said: “I am a tricycle snatcher, not an armed robber because I don’t use gun. I steal from park and when I ask tricycle rider for a test drive and he allows me, I run away with the tricycle.The market price of a tricycle is N400,000. But I used to sell each tricycle for N60,000. I stole five tricycles and sold them to one Aye at Ijora.“I also sold two to one Liwan. Aye still owes me for two tricycles I sold to him, while Liwan is yet to pay for another I sold to him.”