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Workers join robbers to steal church’s N1.5m

Two members of a Methodist Church Cathedral in Ibadan, Oyo State, identified as, Ogundijo Abiola a worker in the church, Alabi Olukunle, the church drummer have been arrested by the state’s Police Command for planning to rob the church with intent to cart away N1.5 million.

Public Relations Officer of the command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, they had invited a gang of armed robbers to invade the church and cart away the money with the plan to share the loot with the robbers. They were arrested during the Sunday service.

He said, "The anti-robbery squad of the command foiled an armed robbery attack on the church in Ibadan on November 6, 2016 and arrested two members of the church for their involvement in the crime.

"The robbery was at its final planning stage when they were arrested. The planned robbery was conceived by the two suspects, who invited the gang to rob the church of the large sum of money."

In his confessional statement, Olukunle said Abiola contacted him and told him that he needed people who could handle the church priest.

"He said he wanted to beat the priest and then rob the church of N1.5m. I know a thug so I contacted him and he agreed to do it. But Abiola called me again to halt the operation and I did. But on Sunday, police came to the church and arrested us. I am only a drummer in the church."

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