The Pastor and General Overseer of God’s Favour Ministry Iba in Lagos State, Pastor Daniel Onwugbufor has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for armed robbery.
The Pastor was arrested along with one Israel Animashaun on Thursday 1st of February 2018 through technical intelligence by men of FSARS led by Uba Adams.
Their arrest followed series of car snatching report which the Command has been trying to unravel and have been working on a clue to smash the syndicate.
Their efforts paid off when one of the Snatched cars a Lexus RX 330 jeep was tracked down to the Pastor at his Iba resident, consequent upon which the Pastor was promptly arrested.
This arrest led to the apprehension of Animashaun who is an active member of a 3 man gang of armed robbery syndicate specialized in snatching of exotic cars on gun point.
On interrogation, Animashaun confessed that he and 2 others snatched the Lexus jeep on gun point at Ajah in Lagos and took it to the Pastor who used to help them in selling such robbed items.
He stated further that the Pastor only paid him the sum of #350,000 for the car after using it for two weeks before he sent it to his other accomplice in Onitsha who is still at large.
He also informed the Police that he once robbed somebody of a galaxy Samsung handset which the Pastor bought for #35,000 from him.
The Pastor who first denied knowing Animasaun to be an armed robber later confessed when confronted by the said Animasaun blaming his action on the devil.
He informed the Police that the Snatched Jeep has been sent to his accomplice in Onitsha but promised to work with the Police to get the said accomplice arrested.
Efforts are on going to get the Onitsha based accomplice arrested.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Ahmed Iliyasu has directed the FSARS operatives to intensify effort to get all members of the syndicate arrested.
He equally implored members of the public to always give necessary information to the Police in order to rid the State of crime practitioners.
ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi
PPRO, Ogun State Command