Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Armed robbers killed after stealing N950,000 church offering


Two suspected armed robbers who stole N954,000 church offering, from St James’ Cathedral Bishops’ Court, Igarra, Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo state, were shot and killed by operatives of the Edo State Police Command on Tuesday.

They were shot dead by the police while trying to escape interrogation.

The third suspect who was the informant that led to the robbery is currently being detained in police custody for further interrogation.

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According to PM Newspaper, the third suspect who was adopted by the Bishop, Rt. Rev. Jolly Oyekpen and his family, informed his other two partners in crime about the N954,000 in the Bishop’s Court.

The money was said to be from offerings which is yet to be paid into the church’s bank account.

The robbers reportedly stormed the church premises in the early hours of last Thursday, snatched the money and some other valuables, including mobile phones.

Police investigations however led to the arrest of the suspect, who was said to have admitted to have committed the crime by giving information about the money to his dead friends.

The principal suspect confessed that his share of the loot was N300,000 and out of which he spent N20,000 before he was arrested.

A senior police officer at the Igarra police station who confirmed the report.

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