The police in Ogun state said it had arrested five members of a robbery syndicate who robbed members of Christ Apostolic Church(CAC) situated at Gudugbe Alagbon area of Wasimi in Ewekoro local government area of the state.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday.
Oyeyemi noted that the suspects were arrested on Thursday, Nov. 26.
“The suspects, Abubakar Ibrahim, 38, Sulaiman Yusuf 32, Ismail Yusuf 20, Umar Aliu 26 and Yinusa Musa were arrested following a distress call made by one Obisesan Seye, the shepered in charge of the church.
“That while vigil was going on in the church at about 1:30 am, six men who were armed with dangerous weapons invaded the church and attacked the church members.
“The hoodlums beat some members of the church to stupor before dispossessing them of their valuables.
“As if that was not enough, the hoodlums abducted one Mrs 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 were apprehended in the bush.
“The victim of the attack have identified all the arrested suspects while the sixth one is being hunted for.
“Recovered from them are one cutlass, two sharp pointed cudgels and assorted dangerous charms,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
He also directed an extensive routine patrol accross the state so as to assure members of the public that police in the state are on ground to ensure their safety.