A member of the Odua People Congress (OPC), Abiodun Olarewaju was among other four armed robbers paraded at Lagos Police command Headquarters.
According to the Lagos Police public Officer, DSP Ngozi Braithe said the robbers had separately robbed at another location on the said day before storming the Christ Authority and Power Evangelical Ministry (CAPEM).
While addressing Journalists, she said, on the 31st of December 2013 at about 23: 45hrs, a group of armed robbers had stormed the church auditorium of the Christ Authority and Power Evangelical Ministry (CAPEM), Vespa, Ijanikin Lagos during the church cross over night.
They had snatched the microphone from the pastor who was conducting service and ordered every members to lie flat on the floor.
The suspects who robbed the worshippers of their valuables which includes jewelries,cash and mobile phones, also parted away the church offerings collected during the service.
Braithe, also revealed that these set of robbers on the following morning, the robbers also robbed resident of Morontola Street, Vespa, Ijanikin, but unlike their easy passage at the church, the resident exhibited bravery and engaged the robbers making them to abandon their mission.
It was further revealed that in their haste to escape being caught, one of the robber lost his gun. Either out of being selfish or out of being lucky nemesis was about to catch up with the gang, one of the robbers was said to have revisited the scene of confrontation asking some residence of the street and miscreants if they had mistakenly found his missing gun. It was they, who alerted the inhabitants who quickly apprehended him handing over to the police who subsequently transfered him to the Anti-Robbery Section.
The PPRO further said that the State Anti Robbery Squad, led by Abba kyari swung into action and soon arrested one Abbey Edward said to be the leader of the gang and one Abiodun Olarewaju the OPC member and the supplier of the gang.
Daily Times gathered that Abbey Edward revealed that he has so far supplied five double barrel locally made pistols to the gang at rate of N7000.00 each.
He claimed to have imported the said guns from Benin Republic and sold each of the guns to Abiodun Olarenwaju who in turn sold the guns to the gang for twenty thousand Naira each.
When search was conducted by the Police at the hide out of the gang, two double barrels locally made pistols, live cartridges and Military camouflage uniform were found.
The search for other fleeing members who claimed they are also members of Eiye confraternity has been intensified by the Police command.