By Archibong Victoria
A robbery suspect, Mr Francis Godwin, a farmer confessed that he was forced to form a robbery gang when his father in-law asked him to pay N1.5 million bride price before he could marry his pregnant girlfriend.
The suspect was arrested by Police, following a tip-off that he was in a hotel with his girlfriend at Ikot Edeghe in Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State. Godwin allegedly claimed his father in-law initially refused to give his daughter’s hand in marriage despite the fact that he had impregnated her and wanted to marry her.
The suspect said it was after a lot of persuasions that his father-in-law will allow them to marry each other but with a condition that he must give him N1.5million as bride price. The suspect claimed that he did not have money but because he loves his wife and she was expecting his baby, he was forced to do it.