Oct 24, 2014 – Picture: Pastor From Ilorin Kwara State Arrested For Car Robbery At Ojota Bus Stop Lagos
A Pastor from Kwara State has been arrested for participating in series of car robbery operations at Ojota Bus stop in Lagos.
Adebambo Adetunji, a 37-year-old district Pastor in Ilorin was accused to be among gang members that robbed motorists at gunpoint in Lagos between April and July 2014.
The pastor was arrested after one of his victims reported the attack to the police.
The other members of the syndicate are still at large.
The prosecutor, Inspector Nurudeen Thomas, on Thursday, brought the suspect, who hails from Osun State, before the Magistrate, Mrs. M.O. Oshodi, on three counts bordering on armed robbery.
Below is a copy of the charges read to him in court on Thursday:
“That you, Adebambo Adetunji and others now at large, on April 30, 2014 at about 10.30pm at Ojota Bus stop in the Lagos Magisterial District while armed with guns and cutlasses did rob one Mercedes Benz Jeep ML320 with registration number LND 623 BF valued N1, 850,000, IPad valued N80,000, Blackberry Bold 5 valued N30,000, Nokia E5 valued N26,000 and cash sum of N250,000 total value N2,236,000 property of one Boniface Joseph.
“That you, and others now at large on July 6, 2014 at about 5.30pm at Ojota Bus stop in the aforementioned magisterial district did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit; armed robbery.
“That you and others now at large on the same date, time and place in the aforesaid magisterial district while armed with guns and cutlasses did rob one Toyota Camry 2008 model with registration number MUS 413 BH valued N2.3m property of one Oluwatoyin Badmus.”
On hearing the charges, Pastor Adetunji burst into tears.
His case has been adjourned till the 3rd of December for further hearing.