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Ogun: Armed robbers invade church to rob worshippers, kidnap one

Five suspected armed robbers were said to have invaded a Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Ewekoro Local Government area of Ogun State, dispossessing worshippers of valuables and kidnapping one of them.

The police in Ogun State said it had arrested the suspects after they reportedly robbed members of the CAC situated at Gudugbe Alagbon area of Wasimi in Ewekoro.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident to DAILY POST on Sunday. 

According to Oyeyemi, the suspects: Abubakar Ibrahim, 38; Sulaiman Yusuf, 32; Ismail Yusuf, 20; Umar Aliu, 26 and Yinusa Musa, were arrested after a distress call made by one Obisesan Seye, the head of the church.

Obisesan had told the police that during at about 1:30am, six men armed with dangerous weapons had invaded the church and attacked the members. 

It was said that the hoodlums beat some members of the church to stupor before dispossessing them of their valuables.

The hoodlums were also said to have abducted one Mrs 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 were apprehended in the bush.

“The victim of the attack have identified all the arrested suspects while the sixth one is being hunted for," Oyeyemi said. 

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the state CIID.

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Abimbola Oyeyemi Abubakar Ibrahim Ewekoro Ogun State Yinusa Musa


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