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Police arrest pastor for armed robbery


Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta

The General Overseer of God’s Favour Ministry, Iba, Lagos State, Pastor Daniel Onwugbufor, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for armed robbery.

The cleric, according to a statement  by the Command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, was arrested along with one Israel Animashaun on Thursday, February 1, 2018 through technical intelligence by men of FSARS led by Uba Adams.

Their arrest, Oyeyemi said, followed a series of car snatching report which the Command had been trying to unravel and smash the syndicate behind the incidents.

He said, “Efforts paid off when one of the snatched cars a Lexus RX 330 jeep was tracked down to the Pastor at his Iba residence consequence upon which the Pastor was arrested”.

Oyeyemi disclosed that Animashaun who is an active member of a three-man armed robbery syndicate specialized in snatching of exotic cars at gun point.

On interrogation, he said “Animasaun confessed that he and two others snatched the Lexus jeep at gun point at Ajah in Lagos and took it to the Pastor who used to help them in selling such stolen items”.

According to Oyeyemi, the Pastor said Animasahun only paid him the sum of #350,000 for the car after using it for two weeks before he sent it to his other accomplice in Onitsha who is still at large”.

The suspect also informed the Police that he once robbed somebody of a galaxy samsung handset which  the Pastor bought for #35,000 from him.

“The Pastor who first denied knowing Animasaun to be an armed robber later confessed when confronted by the said Animasaun blaming his action on the devil. He informed the Police that the Snatched Jeep has been sent to his accomplice in Onitsha but promised to work with the Police to get the said accomplice arrested. Efforts is on going to get the Onitsha based accomplice arrested”, he added