Self-professed pastor arrested for robbery [stolen car]

A self-professed Lagos-based pastor has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for alleged armed robbery.

Daniel Onwugbufor, who claimed to be the General Overseer of God’s Favour Ministry, Iba in Lagos, was arrested along with one Israel Animashaun last week by men of FSARS, the command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said yesterday.

The spokesman said the arrests followed series of car snatching reports which the command had been trying to unravel and smash the syndicate.
“The efforts paid off when one of the snatched cars, a Lexus RX 330 jeep was tracked down to Onwugbufor at his Iba residence consequence upon which he was arrested. 
“This arrest led to that of Animashaun who is an active member of a three-man gang of armed robbers that specialised in snatching of exotic cars at gun point.
“On interrogation, Animashaun confessed that he and two others snatched the Lexus jeep at gun point at Ajah in Lagos and took it to Onwugbufor who used to help them in selling such items.
“He stated further that he was only paid N350,000 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 Onwugbufor bought forN35,000 from him.”
Oyeyemi said the ‘pastor’ who first denied knowing Animashaun to be an armed robber, later confessed when confronted by Animashaun and blamed his action on the devil.

Also Read: Police recovers 39 stolen vehicles in two months from robbery gang [Osun]

AUTHORITIES of the Nigeria Police, Osun State command have recovered no fewer than 39 stolen vehicles in January and February 2018 from suspected armed robbery gang.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye made this disclosure on Monday while briefing journalists at the headquarters of the Police command, located around Ring Road area of Osogbo, the state capital.
He disclosed that his command had earlier in January recovered 19 stolen vehicles from armed robbery syndicate, whose members were arrested in Osun, Oyo, Ondo, Delta and other states.
While explaining that another 20 stolen vehicles were recovered in February from the same gang of armed robbers, Adeoye added that number plates of the recovered vehicles have been removed by the criminals, saying the total number of cars retrieved from the men of the underworld was now 39.
According to him, “I want to let you know those Police detectives are not relenting on their efforts. We have recovered another 20 vehicles stolen by gangs that we paraded for stealing 19 vehicles on January 30. We discovered that some of the vehicles were snatched at gunpoints. We have prepared the details of the vehicles for the owners to come and claim them”.
Adeoye, however, commended men and officers of the Special Anti Robbery Squad for their hard work and dedication to duties, saying their diligent efforts had gone a long way in checkmating the illicit activities of armed robbers in the state.
He added that eight persons have come with claims of ownership of some of the retrieved vehicles, most of which, he said were Toyota Camry cars, just as he urged other individuals, who had hitherto lost their vehicles to armed robbers or through any other means to come to the Police headquarters with adequate proofs.

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