Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Armed Robbery Gang Led By An Evangelist Arrested

If Wale Adelu, popular called Evangelist, had heeded the warnings of the Pastor of his church, he would not have joined a five-man gang that robbed the Akure branch of Diamond Bank Plc, in November last year, during which four people were killed.

It was learnt that Prophet Samson Oluwamode, founder of the Prayer Centre Church of God, located in Akure, Ondo State, where Wale worships, had – few weeks before the November 22, 2011, bank robbery – warned that a member of the church who is into robbery should quit or would be caught and disgraced after a successful robbery operation.

Wale ignored his Pastor’s warning and participated in what was regarded as the bloodiest robbery in the state. He and his team succeeded and went away with millions of naira.

However, barely two months after the incident, detectives from the Ondo State Police Command arrested Wale and four others who participated in the robbery. They were paraded by the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr. Sani Magaji, before newsmen on Friday.

Some members of Wale’s church who know him, rushed to the scene when words filtered in that a member of their congregation had been arrested for robbery.

During questioning, Wale confessed that he was among the gang of armed robbers that invaded the Bank on the said date, and killed four persons in the process. The names of the criminals were given as follows: Wale Adelu popularly known as Evangelist; Ikechukwu Maduagwu; Fayemi Albert Olabusuyi; Mukaila Raji and Mr. Ropo Adele.

However, the fifth person, Mr. Ropo, claimed that he was arrested in place of his younger brother who he didn’t know was a robber… The men will appear in court soon.



via 247nigerianewsupdate

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