Ogun State Police arrest armed robbers for invading church and kidnapping member during vigil
Operatives of the Ogun State Police have arrested five armed robbers who invaded a church and kidnapped a member during vigil.
The suspects identified Abubakar Ibrahim, 38; Sulaiman Yusuf, 32; Ismail Yusuf, 20; Umar Aliu, 26 and Yinusa Musa were said to have invaded a Christ Apostolic Church, situated at Gudugbe Alagbon area of Wasimi in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the armed robbers attacked members of the church, beat them to a stupor, and kidnapped one of them.
Oyeyemi said they were arrested on Thursday following a distress call made by the shepherd in charge of the church, Obisesan Seye. The shepherd disclosed that his church was invaded about 1:30 am by six men who were armed with dangerous weapons.
“The hoodlums beat some members of the church to a stupor before dispossessing them of their valuables, Oyeyemi said per Punch.
“As if that was not enough, the hoodlums abducted one Mojisola Atolagbe while leaving the church.
“Upon the distress call, policemen attached to Ewekoro division swiftly moved to the scene, combed the forest where the hoodlums escaped to thoroughly and their efforts paid off when five amongst the gang members were apprehended in the bush.
“The victims of the attack have identified all the arrested suspects while the sixth one is being hunted for.”
Items recovered from the suspects include one cutlass, two sharp-pointed cudgels, and assorted dangerous charms.
The Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.