Mr. Daniel Onwugbufor, the General Overseer of God’s Favour Ministry, Iba, Lagos State, has been arrested for alleged armed robbery alongside his accomplice, Israel Animashaun, by police operatives in Ogun State.
According to Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State Police Command Spokesman, the duo was arrested on February 1 by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) following series of car snatching reports.
“Their efforts paid off when one of the snatched car, a Lexus RX 330 SUV, was tracked down to the pastor at his Iba residence consequence upon which the pastor was promptly arrested. This arrest led to the apprehension of Animashaun who is an active member of a three-man gang of armed robbery syndicate specialised in snatching of exotic cars at gun point,” he said.
Animasaun confessed that he snatched the car at gun point with two others in Ajah, Lagos State, and the pastor’s job was to help them sell the stolen items.
“He stated further that the pastor only paid him the sum of 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 the pastor bought for N35, 000 from him.”
The police spokesman said that the pastor had earlier denied knowing that Animasaun was an armed robber, but later confessed and blamed his action on the devil.
“He (the pastor) informed the police that the snatched Jeep has been sent to his accomplice in Onitsha but promised to work with the police to get the said accomplice arrested. Efforts are ongoing to get the Onitsha based accomplice arrested,” Mr. Oyeyemi said.