Adekunle Ajisebutu, said a worker in the church, Ogundijo Abiola (43),
and the church drummer, Alabi Olukunle (25) 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
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.
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
contacted the robbers on Saturday and told them that there was enough
money to steal in the church coffers, adding that he also told them that
the money would be shared equally.
said Abiola contacted him and told him that he needed people who could
handle the church 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.”