It was gathered that the suspects, Fidelis Francis, 28, and Lukman Jimoh, 40, suspected armed robbers was arrested for burgling a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, scaling through the fence and broke into the church using an iron bar.

The suspected thieves was said to have hid in a bush for hours after the church operation and later went back to where they parked their operational vehicle close to a bush around the scene of the incident.
But they git arrested by the state police command, who had been spying and laid ambush for them for hours.

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DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, said this via a released statement.
He said “the incident happened on Monday around 2am when the church, located at the GRA, Sagamu, was attacked by the suspects, though Francis is a resident of Udem in Cross River State, Jimoh resides in Akure, Ondo State.

Oyeyemi said “Upon the distress call, the DPO Sagamu Division, CSP Okiki Agunbiade, mobilised his men and the local vigilantes to the scene, but the robbers had escaped by scaling the fence before the arrival of the policemen.

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“While combing the surrounding bush, the policemen sighted a Lexus saloon car with number plate KJA 469 EP parked at a get-away position not too far away from the church.

“The operatives suspected that the vehicle might have been parked by the suspects, mounted surveillance in the area and waited for who would come for the vehicle at that odd hour.

“After waiting patiently for about five hours, the two suspects came, and while trying to move the vehicle away, the policemen swooped on them and got them apprehended.

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“On searching the vehicle, two iron bars similar to the ones recovered from the scene of crime were recovered from the car.

“Having seen a video evidence, the two suspects were left with no alternative but to confess to the crime,” Oyeyemi stated.

The PPRO added that the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, commended the display of professionalism by his men.

Oyeyemi said Ajogun has directed an in- depth investigation into the case with a view to charging the suspects as soon as possible.


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