In a viral video on social media, Boubacar Diallo, a student at a technical college in Mamou, Guinea, said he knew the gravity of his crime and acknowledged that he could be jailed.
Diallo and his accomplice admitted to stealing 50million Guinean francs (N2million) from a phone shop in the north-western city.
In the clip, Diallo rallied support for the police, saying more resources should be given to them.
He said, “The national police head office should be congratulated. I also want to say that the police need equipment because it has well-trained officers. Serious.”
Diallo said he regretted his action and would never go back to crime.