A suspected thief identified as Adejumo Maruf was paraded at the police command headquarters in Osogbo, Osun State.
The 43-year-old suspect confessed that his excessive love for his wife and children led him to steal a school minibus popularly called Korope.
According to him, his life changed negatively after his wife deserted him and took his five children along.
He added that he lived a good life while he was in Lagos until about two years ago when he relocated to Osogbo.
“It is true I stole a Korope at Criterion Nursery and Primary School, Kelebe area, after working with the school for about three months. I did it to make money and take care of my wife and children.
“I was living a decent life in Lagos State before things nosedived over two years ago and we relocated to Osogbo. Yet, there was no change and my wife left with our five children.
“Since that time, things were even more difficult. So, I took to driving the school minibus. After about three months, I went into the school and drove it away to Lagos.
“I was using it as a passenger bus before I was caught after two days in the Ajah area of Lagos State. I love my wife and children and can do anything for them.”
The suspect was said to have run away with the bus June 8, to Lagos State, where he converted it to a commercial bus before he was arrested by the police.
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