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Robbers Steal ₦6 Million Offering from Abeokuta Church at Sunday Service

Police in Ogun State have arrested a robbery suspect, identified as
So­moye, who allegedly led his gang to rob a church (names withheld) in
the Ibara GRA area of Abeo­kuta of N6 million cash.

The gang was also alleged to have dispossessed congre­gation of their cash and other valuables, SUN reports.
Somoye had led his rob­bery gang to rob the church of the cash and valuables during an anniversary ser­vice last Sunday.
But following a distress call, the police stormed the church while
the robbers were still carrying out their operations and engaged the
gang members in an ex­change of fire.
During the gun battle, police bullets hit Somoye in the leg, while a police Bareta pistol was recovered from him.
Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Of­ficer in the
state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the force had commenced investigations with a
view to ascertain the source of the pistol recovered from the suspected
robber.
Adejobi, a deputy superin­tendent of police, said: “So­moye was hit
by police bul­lets and a police pistol was recovered from him and we
have been trying to ascertain the source of the pistol.”

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