Gunmen attack church, abduct member during vigil in Ogun

Ogun State Police Command have arrested five armed robbers who attacked members of a church, beat them to a stupor, and kidnapped one of them.

They had invaded a Christ Apostolic Church, situated at Gudugbe Alagbon area of Wasimi in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state.

Giving update on Sunday in a statement issued in Abeokuta, the state Police Public Relations DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, noted that the suspects – Abubakar Ibrahim, 38; Sulaiman Yusuf, 32; Ismail Yusuf, 20; Umar Aliu, 26 and Yinusa Musa – were arrested on Thursday.

Oyeyemi said, “The hoodlums beat some members of the church to a stupor before dispossessing them of their valuables.

“As if that was not enough, the hoodlums abducted one Mojisola Atolagbe while leaving the church

“Upon the distress call, policemen attached to Ewekoro division swiftly moved to the scene, combed the forest where the hoodlums escaped to thoroughly and their efforts paid off when five amongst the gang members were apprehended in the bush.

“The victims of the attack have identified all the arrested suspects while the sixth one is being hunted for.”

The PPRO said some weapons such as one cutlass, two sharp-pointed cudgels, and assorted dangerous charms were recovered adding that the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

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