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“I Paid Tithe In Church After Successful Robbery” – Armed Robber Arrested In Ibadan Confesses

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“I Paid Tithe In Church After Successful Robbery” – Armed Robber Arrested In Ibadan Confesses

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December 13, 2013 – “I Paid Tithe In Church After Successful Robbery” – Armed Robber Arrested In Ibadan Confesses

Mr. Tajudeen Onifara, a 24-year-old robber has revealed the secret behind his success in the robbery biz for 9years during which he robbed many people of their money and other possessions.

He confessed to the police that he was dutifully paying his tithe to his church, Christ Living Ministry, Lagos Island, as commanded in the Bible after every successful robbery operation in Lagos, western Nigeria.

Onifara was arrested in a hotel with his girlfriend by men of the anti-robbery squad of the state police command after nine years of robbing people.

The father of two said he paid his tithe regularly because he believed that as a Christian God always bless a faithful tither.

He disclosed that after every successful operation, he would remove 10 percent of the money he stole from people and pay as tithe to church.

Onifara attributed his success in crime for nine years to the fact that he paid his tithe regularly as commanded by God in Malachi chapter 3 verse 10 and 11. The verses, he said, mandated Christians to give 10 percent of their earnings as tithe to the church.

He said he started stealing at the age of 15 and specialised in robbing customers of banks with locally made cut-to-size pistol before he graduated to a big time armed robber.

He said his major breakthrough in the underworld occurred when he robbed a woman who withdrew N2m from a bank in Lagos.

He said she was about entering her car when he accosted her and pointed a toy gun at her. The woman quickly surrendered the money to him.

“I pretended as if I wanted to assist her. She did not know that I was an armed robber and when we got to where she parked her car, I pointed a gun at her and she quietly handed the money to me. After snatching the money I escaped on a bike with my friend,” he stated.

He disclosed that he used part of the money to buy a sophisticated weapon after removing his tithe.

On what he did with all the money he stole over the years, he explained that he used the money to enrol his children in one of the best schools in Lagos and opened a supermarket at Idumagbo on Lagos Island.

He added that he used a substantial part of the money to take care of himself and his girlfriends.

On how he was arrested, he said he was having fun with his girlfriend in Ibadan at a popular hotel when SARS men arrested him.

When asked how he felt now that he was arrested, he replied: “I know that robbery is a serious and risky ‘business’ that can cut short one’s life. If I am given another chance, I will abandon it and engage in a legitimate business.”

Police sources said Onifara who is now in custody at SARS will soon be charged to court.

[Report By Cyriacus Izuekwe, PM News Lagos]



  1. Faith Njoku

    December 13, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    You are already a cursed man no wonder they caught you

  2. catch me if you can

    December 13, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Shut up & go to jail no second chance,my God do not need a freaking Robinhood for his church.

  3. Moses

    December 13, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    This is the quickest way to incur the wrath of God.
    Death awaits u if you don’t repent.
    Your name is Tajudeen, a muslim, how did u manage to end up in Church, I neede an answer

  4. Kenny

    December 13, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Na waa oooooo

  5. osmond

    December 13, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    It is true that everyday is for the thief and one day is for the owner of the house so be petience and suffer for the evil you have done

  6. zion

    December 13, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    God wil judge u

  7. Fidget

    December 13, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    And that’s why you are caught,

  8. D Hunter

    December 13, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Only God in Heaven knws hw much pains u might hv caused innocent pple wt ur robbery spree.

    And nw dat u‘re caught, as a prayer answered 2 d persistent crys of those whose money & properties u‘ve confiscated in ur ugly past, u still hv d impetus 2 even wish 4 a 2nd chance? So dat u can go n rob maybe 4 ur family‘s Xmas shopping, isn‘t it? Thunder fire ur mouth dia. Rot in jail.

  9. Vicezek

    December 15, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    It’s high time Pastor stop indoctrinating people with ‘a-must-get-rich’ messages and start to preach about the fear of God and the indispensability of getting to heaven.

  10. Desaia

    December 15, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    oo! My guy u pays ur tithe easily and regularly hahahahaha. Idiot human being had it been u hv to toil under d sun and rain b4 u make a naira , would u hv thought of giving a dyme of it to any pastor? Be it even elija himself. Now dat other people hav to labour for d money and urs is just to launch a suprise attack on dem and take their money, why wount u spend it easily? Idiot. It is where u were not shut in d first place,fool . This is irritating my body

  11. Com. Yisa R.O.Adamolekun

    December 15, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    That is effect of bad governance…what he did is very bad in which I will never encourage anybody to be doing this. But our country is at risk when there are millions of graduates without job and our governance are just there to embezzle our money… most of our politicians are in thesame possition as Onifara tajudeen. They are armed robbers

  12. Franca French

    December 27, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    The guy is not a rogue but a Robbinhood.

  13. TJ

    January 11, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    The guy should be kept in prisn till he dies. This tithe tithe thing, I don’t understand. How can u cause pple so much pain and still take an unclean money to church hoping that God has accepted it! I blame pastors partly in this case cos all they preach in churches is tithe tithe tithe instead of salvation. God help us

  14. adupson

    August 26, 2015 at 6:09 AM

    He suffers mental illness, paranoid with full psychosis presented . May be drug induces madness…hmmm

  15. Omojuju

    January 26, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    D bad leaders we ve in dis country re d once cursing all dis problem…..i blame onifara 4 robbing ordinary pipo,i wish he can rob d leaders in dis country i Would appropriate him…..bad leaders.

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