Koku Sunday, a Togolese man who burnt a petrol station has confessed.
He said that he burnt the petrol station owned by his former boss because he was owed a month’s salary.
Titolu Ventures petrol station was razed in July while the security guard was killed.
One of Sunday’s girlfriends reportedly told police that she found a gun at the residence of his friend, Kofi Friday.
A search of Friday’s apartment led to the recovery of the gun and other items which Sunday allegedly used to commit crime.
Speaking to newsmen, Sunday said his former boss owed him N25,000, adding that he was earlier remanded in prison custody after stealing 10 crates of beer.
Police spokesperson Fumilayo Odunlami said the suspects would soon be charged to court.
Also, a former Niger Delta militant in Ilaje local government area, Deji Ehinmowo, said that he only collected money from oil thieves in the region to provide safe passage for crude oil and refined products in the creeks.
Ehinmowo said several persons, including police officials, soldiers and ex-militants ,collect money from the oil thieves.
He spoke when he was paraded by the police in Ondo State for attempting to rob a woman.