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Police arrest two gunmen who invaded church, kidnapped and robbed female pastor In Edo
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Thu, 25 Apr 2024   ||   Nigeria,

Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have arrested two suspects for allegedly kidnapping and robbing one Imubhin Juliet, a pastor of Deeper Life Church in Benin City.

Spokesperson of the police in the state, Chidi Nwabuzor, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, said the suspects were arrested by operatives of the command's crack team along Benin-Auchi road while acting on a tip-off, two days after the incident.

“On 14/04/2024 at about 0900hrs, one Imubhin Juliet, a Pastor of Deeper Life Bible Church reported that she and some members during church service when worshipping, suddenly three armed men walked into the church with guns and robbed them of their valuables,” the statement read.

"She further reported that she was abducted by these armed robbers and taken away in her Toyota Highlander jeep with an unknown destination where they forced her to disclose her ATM PIN which they used to syphon her money

"On 16/04/2024, the operatives of the Command Crack Team while acting on the report from the victims, intercepted the stolen Toyota vehicle with the said hoodlums along Auchi Road, the vehicle and their weapons were recovered from them.

“Suspects made a confessional statement and confessed to the crime. My advice to worshipers. Please be very vigilant and take notice of everyone who comes around who is disguised as a worshiper.

“Employ the services of security who will take charge of the church premises to forestall any unfortunate incident."





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