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In Ondo Masquerades attack church, flogging pastors and members

Police source said that the masquerades invaded the Christ Apostolic Church in the town while the service was on-going and abruptly ended it.

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A Church service was reportedly disrupted by four masquerades who flogged the pastors and the worshipers in Epinmi Akoko area of Ondo state.

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One of the masquerades, Tunde Arohunmolase, was however arrested while others fled after flogging the pastors and the worshipers.

Police source said that the masquerades invaded the Christ Apostolic Church in the town while the service was on-going and abruptly ended it.

Two of the Pastors were reportedly injured by the time the masquerades left the church premises.

According to Vanguard, when the masquerades arrived the church premises they were challenged by some of the church workers.

They reportedly ‎overpowered them and went straight for their target.

While other worshipers fled leaving the Pastors, their attackers reportedly had a field day flogging them.

Vanguard learnt that the matter ‎was later reported at the police station and one of the suspects was apprehended.

Police detectives are probing the reason for the attack of the church by the masqueraders during the service.

When contacted, the police Image Maker, Wole Ogodo, confirmed that two Pastors were wounded during the attack and have been treated.

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He gave the names of the Pastors as Jacob Ogunmola and Kehinde Ilori.

The Police Spokesman added that one of the suspect- Tunde Arohunmolase is in Police custody and has made useful statement.

Ogodo assured that the fleeing masqueraders would soon be arrested from their hideouts.

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