2. At exactly midnight on January 14th, the Beijing home of John Liu was robbed and $1 million worth of gold coins was taken. The following five suspects were questioned and, from their statements, the robber was found and arrested. Each man made one, and only one, false statement and one of the five men is the robber. Can you pick him out? You may need a pencil and paper to figure this out.
Chu said: “I am innocent. Chen is the guilty man. I was in Guangzhou the night of the robbery. Yoo lied when he said that Ali did it.”
Chen said: “I am innocent. Chu lied when he said I did it. Yoo is not telling the truth about being in Guangzhou. I never robbed anyone in my life.”
Yoo said: “Ali did it because he told me so. I am innocent. I was in Guangzhou with Chu the night of the robbery. Chen is innocent.”
Ali said: “Chen lied when he said Yoo is not telling the truth. I am not guilty. Yoo is the guilty man. Saputro was in Jakarta on January 14th.”
Saputro said: “I am definitely innocent. Chu is also not guilty. I was in Jakarta on January 14th. Yoo was in Guangzhou with Chu on the night of the robbery.”
f) There is no way to solve this problem.
1. Choose the correct answer from the list.
2. Give your reasoning behind your choice in one short paragraph.