Ogun police arrests pastor, accomplice for robbery


Robbery suspects

Robbery suspects

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Ogun State Police Command has arrested a pastor and General Overseer of God’s Favour Ministry, Iba in Lagos State, Pastor Daniel Onwugbufor for robbery.

The pastor was arrested alongside his accomplice Israel Animashaun through technical intelligence by men of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) led by DSP Uba Adams.

ASP Abimbola Opeyemi, Ogun State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) who confirmed the arrest said “their arrest followed series of car snatching reports which the Command has been trying to unravel and has been working on a clue to smash the syndicate.”

“The police efforts paid off when one of the snatched cars, a Lexus RX 330 jeep was traced to Onwugbufor’s residence at Iba in Lagos. The owner of the stolen car gave information to the police.

Onwugbufor’s arrest led to the arrest of Animashaun who is an active member of a three-man gang of armed robbers who are specialists in snatching of exotic cars at gunpoint,” he stated.

On interrogation, Animashaun confessed that he and two others snatched the Lexus jeep at gun point at Ajah in Lagos and took it to the pastor who used to sell stolen items for them.

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Animashaun stated further that the pastor only paid him N350,000 for the car after using it for two weeks before he sent it to his other accomplice in Onitsha who is still at large.

Animashaun also confessed to the police that he once robbed somebody of a Galaxy Samsung handset which the pastor bought for N35,000 from him.

The pastor who initially denied knowing Animashaun to be an armed robber later confessed his sin when he was confronted by Animashaun. He blamed his action on the devil.

Onwugbufor told the police that the snatched Jeep had been sent to his accomplice in Onitsha but promised to work with the Police to get the said accomplice arrested.

Meanwhile, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police Ahmed Iliyasu has directed the FSARS to go after the stolen car seller in Onitsha.

Iliyasu implored members of the public to always give necessary information to the police in order to get rid of crimes in the state.

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