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Two Armed Robbers Nabbed For Breaking Into Church



Two Armed Robbers Nabbed For Breaking Into Church

Two suspected armed robbers are currently ‘chilling’ at the custody of the police after being nabbed for reportedly burgling a Redeemed Christian Church of God parish in Sagamu, Ogun State.

The two armed robbers who go by names Fidelis Francis, 28 and Lukman Jimoh, 40 got into the premises of the church by scaling the fence before making way into the church using an iron bar at about 2am on Monday, June 7.

According to an eyewitness, they hid in a bush after they were done with the operation. Meanwhile, police had already visited the scene after they had a distress call about the attack.

They came out of the bush five hours after hiding trying to make their way to the vehicle they had parked close to the bush when security operatives nabbed them.

DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, June 9.

Oyeyemi said: “Upon the distress call, the DPO Sagamu Division, CSP Okiki Agunbiade, mobilised his men and the local vigilantes to the scene, but the robbers had escaped by scaling the fence before the arrival of the policemen.

“While combing the surrounding bush, the policemen sighted a Lexus saloon car with number plate KJA 469 EP parked at a get-away 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 and waited for who would come for the vehicle at that odd hour.

“After waiting patiently for about five hours, the two suspects 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 from the scene of crime were recovered from the car.

“This further increased the police suspicion and the two men were taken to the church, where the CCTV footage was played and the two suspects were seen in the footage as they were breaking into the church.

“Having seen the video evidence, the two suspects were left with no alternative but to confess to the crime.”


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