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Church robbers arrested in Ogun

Posted On 10 Jun 2021
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Church robbers arrested in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two suspected Church robbers who raided a branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God, GRA, Shagamu.

Ogun State Police Spokesman DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, said:” The suspects: Fidelis Francis 28, resident of Udem in Cross River state and Lukman Jimoh 40, resident of Akure in Ondo state, have been arrested by men of Ogun State police command on March 7, for robbing a branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God.

” The suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO shagamu Divisional Headquarters at about 2 am, that a branch of Redeemed Christian church Of God, located at GRA shagamu, was under attack by suspected robbers.
Upon the distress call, the DPO Sagamu division, CSP Okiki Agunbiade, mobilized his men and the local vigilante to the scene, but the robbers have escaped through the fence before the arrival of the policemen.

“While combing the surrounding bush, the policemen sighted a Lexus Saloon car with registration number: KJA 469 EP, parked at a getaway position not too far away from the church. The operatives suspected that the vehicle might have been parked by the suspects, mounted surveillance in the area, waiting for who would be coming for the vehicle at that odd hour.

“After waiting patiently for about five hours, the two came, and while trying to move the vehicle away, the policemen swooped on them and got them apprehended.
“On searching the vehicle, two iron bars similar to the ones recovered at the scene of the crime were recovered from the car. This further increases their suspicion and the two men were taken to the church, where the CCTV footage was played and the suspects were seen in the footage as they were breaking into the church.
“Having seen the video evidence, the suspects were left with no alternative than to confessed to the crime.

“Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, Cp Edward Awolowo Ajogun, who commended the display of professionalism by his men has directed an in-depth investigation into the case with the view to charging the suspects to court as soon as possible”.

About the Author
Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.

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