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Man Arrested For Stealing From Churches In Ogun

Men of the Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps, codenamed So-Safe Corps, have arrested a robbery suspect, Biola Adebesin, who allegedly specialises in burgling places of worship in Baba Ode and Iju communities in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.

Adebesin was alleged to have “stolen from the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Onibuku, Cherubim and Seraphim, Baba Ode and Stronghold Ministry”.

Items recovered from him were two Yamaha keyboards, one mixer engine, a decoder, accessories, one Tecno Android and small Bontel phones

This was according to a statement issued on Sunday from the Office of the State Commander of the Corps, Commander Soji Ganzallo through the Office of the Director of Information and Public Relations of the Corps, Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf.

Ganzallo, in the statement, narrated that “at about 04:30hrs on the 18th of January, 2024, the officers of the Corps on routine patrol engaged in a face-to-face battle with the suspect carrying heavy load on his head in Baba Ode community.

“He was stopped for questioning by the officer of the So-Safe Corps, but he dropped the load and took to his heel.

“Having marked his face, the suspect was later traced to an hotel he normally lodge and was rearrested at about 08:00hrs.

“The load the suspect dropped was discovered to be an exhibit which contained two Yamaha keyboards, one mixer engine, decoder, accessories, one Tecno Android and small Bontel phones

“The suspect has also made a confessional statement that the exhibit were stolen from one Redeem Christian Church of God, Onibuku, Cherubim and Seraphim, Baba Ode and Stronghold Ministry”.

Ganzallo explained that the suspect, Adebesin had however been transferred to Onipaanu Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigation and likely prosecution.

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