A self-professed cleric, Abdulrazak Buhari, took put lot in awe when he opened up that he and his clients were nabbed because his prayers failed him.
Buhari, 25, was paraded alongside members of his gang and others by Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SAR, at the Katsina State Police Command headquarters.
He said the gang do patronize him for prayers and he will in turn pray to God for good luck and hitch free operation.
He further confessed that after two outings, he was N30,000 after the first operation and N20,000 after the second operation.
He said: “I was brought here because there is a gang of robbers I work for. They kept stolen bags of rice in my custody.
“I know they were thieves. They come to me to help them pray to God to grant them good luck and smooth operations.
“We have done that twice. When they came to give me goods stolen from the first operation, they gave me N30,000. But this time around they gave me N20,000.”
The robbers were nabbed after hijacking a Highlander car at Eleme in Port Harcourt and tried to cross the border from Jibia in Katsina State to Niger Republic, where they hoped to trade the car.