Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Robbers run away N6m church offering in Ogun

Police in Ogun State have arrested a robbery suspect, identified as So­moye, who allegedly led his gang to rob a church (names withheld) in the Ibara GRA area of Abeo­kuta of N6 million cash.The gang was also alleged to have dispossessed congre­gation of their cash and other valuables, SUN reports.

Somoye had led his rob­bery gang to rob the church of the cash and valuables during an anniversary ser­vice last Sunday.
But following a distress call, the police stormed the church while the robbers were still carrying out their operations and engaged the gang members in an ex­change of fire.
During the gun battle, police bullets hit Somoye in the leg, while a police Bareta pistol was recovered from him.
Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Of­ficer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the force had commenced investigations with a view to ascertain the source of the pistol recovered from the suspected robber.
Adejobi, a deputy superin­tendent of police, said: “So­moye was hit by police bul­lets and a police pistol was recovered from him and we have been trying to ascertain the source of the pistol.”

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