2 Robbers Caught On CCTV After Burgling Redeemed Church
Police operatives from the Ogun state Command have arrested two robbery suspects, Fidelis Francis, 28, from Udem in Cross River State and Lukman Jimoh, 40, native of Akure in Ondo State, for allegedly burgling and robbing a branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the incident happened at the Redeemed Christian Church of God located at GRA, Sagamu in Ogun State.
This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.
Oyeyemi stated the suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO Sagamu Divisional Headquarters at about 2am, that a branch of the Church was under attack by suspected robbers.
‘Upon the distress call, the DPO Sagamu Division, CSP Okiki Agunbiade, mobilized 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 registration number 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, waiting for who will be coming 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 apprehended them.
Oyeyemi stated that after 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 while breaking into the Church.
“Having seen the video evidence, the two suspects were left with no alternative than to confess to the crime.”
He said the State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, who commended the display of professionalism by his men, has directed an in-depth investigation into the case with the view to charge the suspects to Court as soon as possible while the vehicle will be presented as exhibit before the Court.