Robbers invade church, kill pastor in Ogun

A 60-year-old pastor, Mr. Joseph Adebo, who resides at Oke Ela area in Ilaro, Ogun State, has been killed by armed robbers.

Reports say the Pastor, who is in charge of a Pentecostal church was shot in the chest and his left arm by the robbers.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed his death, said the police were still working on a lead to get the robbers.
“The case was reported to the Ilaro Police Division. The pastor was killed by the robbers during their operation. Unfortunately, no suspect has been arrested as of now, but we have a lead we are working on. I do not want to disclose names so that our investigation will not be jeopardised.”

A resident of Oke Ela area, who begged to remain anonymous, said that Adebo might have been alone on the church premises, adding that the clergy was shot dead probably because he did not ‘cooperate’ with the robbers.

“The robbers came in the early hours of the morning. No one really knew their number. They were moving around houses, and they did not even spare the church. No service was going on in the church, but the pastor was around. I think he was also the only person in the building.

“He might have been shot because he argued with the robbers. Some neighbours believed he was eavesdropping on the robbers’ conversation, and had wanted to raise the alarm. But when they found out, they got infuriated and one of them shot him, leading to instant death.” He disclosed.


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