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Gunmen arrested for robbing Catholic priest

The Catholic priest was chained by the gunmen who made away with his car and other valuable items.

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

Spagnolo, who resides at  the Federal Housing Estate, Ikoto, Ijebu Ode was attacked on Sunday by Akeem Dauda and Mojeed Yusuf.

The suspects were already at his home before he walked in on them. He was reportedly tied and gagged while they conduct a search for valuable items.

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Briefly describing his ordeal with the criminals, the priest said, “One of the robbers pointed a gun at me. The robbers took everything in my house."

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident in a statement.

“The cleric’s Toyota Camry with number plate, EKY 483 DE, three laptops, a plasma television set, two mobile phones, two passports, N40, 000 and E255 were stolen.

“Our men at Obada Oko got information that some people wanted to sell a car suspected to have been stolen.

“Policemen went there and the two robbers were arrested and the car was later recovered.

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“The robbers confessed to the crime and we are currently investigating the case", she said.

The suspects are expected to be charged to court as soon as the investigations are concluded.

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