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Armed robbery suspects invade church-house in Kwara



Armed robbery suspects invade church-house in KwaraSome armed robbery suspects have invaded Priest House of the Saint Barnabas Cathedral, Anglican Communion located at Sabo Oke in Ilorin, Kwara state and carted away items worth millions of naira.

It was gathered that the incident happened at about 2am on Monday, ROYAL NEWS reports.

The heinous act was carried out by a two-man armed robbery gang on motorcycle, who were said to have pulled the main gate of the two-storey house down, moved up and forcefully broke two doors.

The victim of the attack, Reverend Isaiah Ibikunle Afolayan, said that the hoodlums, armed with sharp objects, broke into his apartment, located on the top floor of the two-storey building, threatening to kill his family members if they refused to cooperate with them.

He also said that his laptop system; fairly used MacBook Pro, worth N1.3 million, a TV set and his phone were stolen.

“We were sleeping when we suddenly saw him (one of the armed robbers) standing in our room with a sharp object in his hand. He was threatening to kill us if we make any noise and asking us to face down. I refused with a dialogue asking him, “Who are you? What are you doing here?”. He then picked up my system and ran away”, the cleric said.

Reverend Afolayan, who appeared disturbed with the incident, also said that, “With what we have seen so far they are more than one but only one came in to our bedroom
with a sharp object in his hand threatening to kill us.

“He sighted the MacBook laptop and was able to grab it and ran out and I followed but hit me back with the door gate to escape. As he ran out of the apartment, he fell along the way. This morning we are able to get a necklace where he fell and the case has been reported to the police officials”.

Also speaking, one of the Sabo Oke community leaders, Pastor Taiwo Ajibola, said that the robbers, who came on motorcycle were sighted by local security men in the community who, he said, flashed torch light at them.

He said that the robbery case has been reported at the ‘A’ Division police station, Ilorin, adding and one Police operatives had come to inspect the place.

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