Suspected thieves invade church and cart property in Kwara

Suspected armed robbers raided the house of the Anglican Communion Priest at St. Barnabas Cathedral, Sabo-Oke, Ilorin, Kwara State, on Monday night and stole items worth millions of dollars. naira.

Sources told LEADERSHIP that the robbery incident took place around 2.30am and was committed by a two-man robbery gang.

The sources added that the suspected armed robbers forcefully rammed the main door of the two-storey house and then broke two doors before entering the main house.

Confirming the incident at LEADERSHIP in Ilorin on Tuesday, Reverend Isaiah Afolayan said the thugs, armed with sharp objects, broke into his apartment, which is on the top floor of the two-story building and threatened to kill his family members if they refused to cooperate with them.

He said his laptop system; Quite used MacBook Pro worth 1.3 million naira, TV and phone were stolen by the underworld men.

Recounting his family’s ordeal at the hands of night marauders, the Cleric said: “We were sleeping when we suddenly saw him (one of the armed robbers) standing in our bedroom with a sharp object in his hand. He threatened to kill us if we made noise and told us to stand up.

“From what we have seen so far, there are more than one but only one entered our room with a sharp object in his hand threatening to kill us.

“He spotted the MacBook laptop and was able to grab it and ran away and I followed him but he hit me with the door to get away. As he was running out of the apartment, he fell on the way. This morning (Tuesday) we were able to recover a necklace where it fell and the matter was reported to the police.”

Martha J. Finley