Published On: Fri, Mar 21st, 2014

Pastor Escapes, as Robbers Raid Lagos Church during Night Vigil

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Umar Manko

LAGOS AMRCH 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-15 members of a robbery gang invaded the Christ Apostolic Church in Alagbado, Lagos State during a vigil prayer last Friday.
The robbers who operated for about 20 minutes made away with 40 phones and money estimated at N2million.
Narrating how the robbery was successfully executed, Church members said “When the gun men got in, we were asked to lie face down and they started ransacking us.

They positioned themselves at the church’s major entrances. They collected money, phones and recharge cards. They started shouting, ‘where is your pastor?’ They took the church offering and wanted to rape some of our women. In the 20 years of my being in the ministry, I have never seen such effrontery before.”
“Unknown to them, the pastor had sneaked out through one of the secret exit doors and dodged behind a window, where he viewed everything going on. From his hideout, he was able to alert the police who arrived at the scene just after the robbers had left.
A new member of the Church, suspected to be the robbers’ informant, has since been arrested.
“Apart from me, there were three other people who saw him. A particular member of the church even told us that he was the one who grabbed her phone while the robbers were stealing items. He wanted to follow the robbers when they were escaping, but we held him till the police arrived.” One of the Church elders told PUNCH.
Report says the suspect has been handed over to the Ojokoro Police Division for further interrogation.
Source: Punch

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