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Armed robbery suspect arrested at church’s camp



The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Wasiu Kamarudeen, 19, of No. 8 Olaniyi Street, Iyalode Ilogbo, for trying to rob members of the St. Patrick Catholic Renewal Church, Jakande Open Field.

The church was said to be holding a three-day retreat on August 31 around 6.20pm when a motorcycle was seen conveying three passengers into the camp in a suspicious manner.

It was learnt that the church members, who were suspicious of the passengers, called the Ilemba Hausa Police Station, whose personnel raced to the scene to rescue the situation.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bala Elkana, on Sunday, stated that the passengers mingled with the worshippers with the intent of dispossessing them of their valuables.
Elkana stated that the police recovered one locally-made short gun with one cartridge from the suspect.




He said, “On August 31 around 6.20pm, the Ilemba Hausa Police Station received a distress call from the St. Patrick Catholic Renewal Church, Jakande Open Field, that one motorcycle was sighted conveying three passengers into its camp in a suspicious manner.

“The passengers mingled with the worshipers, who were attending a three-day retreat, with intent to dispossess the worshippers of their valuables such as handsets, cash and more.

“On the strength of the information, patrol teams were deployed in the scene. The ring leader, identified as Wasiu Kamarudeen, 19, of No. 8 Olaniyi Street, Iyalode Ilogbo, was arrested and one locally-made short gun with one live cartridge was recovered from him.”

The PPRO added that the suspects’ operational motorcycle, with number plate Ogun AKM 749 WP, was also recovered.

According to him, the command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad has launched a manhunt for the other two suspects.

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