Robbers Invade Daystar Church, Cart Away Items Worth Millions During Operation
Posted on August 15, 2022
Operatives from the Commissioner of Police Crack team of the Lagos State Command have began manhunt for armed robbers, who invaded Daystar Church at night after service, carted away property worth millions of Naira and escaped.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the incident happened at the Church’s headquarters located at Ikosi Road, Oregun area of Lagos.
Some of the items looted included plasma television sets, all the musical equipment used for Church service and other items worth millions of Naira.
Members are still surprised how the robbers gained entrance into the Church despite the supposed tight security put in place by the Church management.
According to Police sources, the robbers stormed the place, broke into the church, searched everywhere looking for money and when they did not see any, they carted away the aforementioned Church properties.
In the morning, when the Church management realised that the robbers had stolen the items, the matter was reported to the Police.
The Police operatives moved into action and it paid off. One of the suspects, Jude Okpuh, 31, has been arrested for conspiracy and stealing.
The Police alleged the suspect, Okpuh, to have conspired with others now at large to burgle the Church and cart away the properties, an offence which attracts several years imprisonment if he is tried and found guilty before the Court.
However, he pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned.
The prosecutor, Inspector Olusegun Oke, then asked the Court to give a date for hearing since he pleaded not guilty to enable the Police to prove that he actually committed the alleged offence.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O.O. Odufuye, granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum, who must show evidence of means of livelihood and payment of tax.
The matter was adjourned till 31st August, 2022, for mention while the defendant was remanded in the Correctional Centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos, pending when he will perfect his bail Conditions. The Police were said to be on the trail of his accomplices now at large.