Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested two suspected robbers, Fidelis Francis and Lukman Jimoh, for carrying out robbery operation in a Redeemed Christian Church of God, Sagamu
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested on the 7th of June 2021.
He said after they were nabbed inside the bush near the church after they had rob the church, the Closed-Circuit Television further revealed how they broke into the building.
Oyeyemi said, “The suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer, Sagamu divisional headquarters at about 2 am, that a branch of Redeemed Christian church Of God, located at GRA Sagamu was under attack by suspected robbers.
“Acting on the distress call, the DPO, CSP Okiki Agunbiade, mobilised his men and the local vigilante to the scene, but the robbers had escaped through 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, they mounted surveillance in the area, waiting for who will be coming for the vehicle at that odd hour.
“After waiting patiently for about five hours, the two 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 at the scene of crime were recovered from the car.
“This further increased their 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 than to confess to the crime.”
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, who commended the display of professionalism by his men has directed an in-depth investigation into the case with the view to charging the suspects to court as soon as possible.