One Joseph Olude, a pastor of Elohim Cherubim and Seraphim Church, in the Hunbe area of Ogun State has been arrested for alleged robbery.
The 45-year-old pastor was arrested alongside his church member, Rasak Raheem on August 11 by operatives of the Zonal Intervention Squad of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, for allegedly robbing in the Idiroko-Oke Odan area.
Policemen were said to have swooped on them after they received information that a robbery gang was operating in the Idiroko-Oke Odan area, and dispossessing motorists of their valuables.
The police arrested the duo while other members of the gang fled.
While parading the suspects at the state police headquarters on Sunday, the Zone 2 police spokesperson, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG, Abdulmajid Ali, had ordered a thorough investigation into the case.
He said, “The suspects operated along border areas of Ogun State, Benin Republic and even Togo. The ZIS operatives were detailed to the scene and they arrested the two suspects along Madoga Road between Nigeria and the Benin Republic.
“Effort is on to arrest the fleeing members of the gang,” the spokesperson added, noting that the police recovered one AK-47 rifle fully loaded with 30 rounds of live ammunition, and 15 extra AK-47 ammunition from the suspects.