By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Men of Ogun State Police Command on 30th December 2018 arrested four suspected armed robbers who specialised in robbing churches and other places of worship around Awa-Ijebu and its environs.
The suspects; Akinniyi Moses aka (Conjour) 43yrs, Ogunfowoke Kayode 23yrs, Michael Idogun aka (Headboy) 35yrs, and Izunna Odah 29yrs were arrested following series of complaints from different churches they have attacked at different times.
On getting the report, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu mandated the DPO Awa-Ijebu division to go after the hoodlums and bring them to justice within the shortest possible time.
In compliance with the CP directive, the DPO SP Olu Monday detailed his detectives to embarked on intelligence based investigation in order to unravel those behind the sacrilegious act.
Their efforts paid off when on a tip off the four suspects were apprehended.
On interrogation, they confessed been responsible for attack on churches in the area. Among the churches they confessed to have been robbed by them are Methodist Church Oru-Ijebu, Love of Epistles Church Ago iwoye and a building at Ajebo in Oru-Ijebu.
Recovered from them are; a double barrel locally made pistol, 17.62mm live ammunition, 5 DBSG live cartridges, 6 handsets, 3 OX fans, 1 big speaker, 2 VSO identity cards, 1 plasma TV, 2gas cylinders, 1 bullet proof vest, 5 stabilizers, 1 Church bell, 2 pistol purse and 1 jack knife.
All the items have been identified by their owners.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered that the suspects be transferred to FSARS for discreet investigation. He also warned that the command will not rest on its oars in its efforts to make Ogun State a crime free state.