Robbers cart away N6m church offering in Ogun …Police nab suspect

By The Citizen

Police in Ogun State have arrested a robbery suspect, identified as So­moye, who allegedly led his gang to rob a church (names withheld) in the Ibara GRA area of Abeo­kuta of N6 million cash.

The gang was also alleged to have dispossessed congre­gation of their cash and other valuables.

Somoye had led his rob­bery gang to rob the church of the cash and valuables during an anniversary ser­vice last Sunday.

But following a distress call, the police stormed the church while the robbers were still carrying out their operations and engaged the gang members in an ex­change of fire.

During the gun battle, police bullets hit Somoye in the leg, while a police Bareta pistol was recovered from him.

Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Of­ficer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the force had commenced investigations with a view to ascertain the source of the pistol recovered from the suspected robber.

Adejobi, a deputy superin­tendent of police, said: 'So­moye was hit by police bul­lets and a police pistol was recovered from him and we have been trying to ascertain the source of the pistol.'