Robbers Attack Church, Beat Up Priest’s Wife
Touch not my anointed and do not my prophet no harm says the Holy Book.
But it seems the robbers that stormed Mission House of the First Baptist In Kwara State, do not care about the commandment.
Rev. Solomon Gbenjo said two of the robbers entered his apartment and tied him with a rope while one of the robbers hit him with a belt.
He added that they later ransacked his apartment and collected some money and other valuables.
According to the priest, before they entered his apartment, the robbers overpowered one of the night guards, attacked him with machete and inflicted severe injuries on his head.
The robbers operated for about three hours without any intervention from security agencies.
Gbenjo, who is over 60 years old said the robbers also invaded the apartments of two other pastors of the church, Rev. Tunde Ajayi and Rev. Biodun Olatide.
The priest said the robbers took from his apartment one HP laptop computer, one iPad, four handsets, N140,000 and other valuables.
He said, “They got to our apartment around 2am. They forced the door open. My daughter’s room was the first place they visited, my laptop was there with the receipt and the bag.
“Somebody was to come and collect N20,000 from her but unfortunately could not come. That was the first money they grabbed. They also took some of her wristwatches.
“When they had finished robbing her, they asked her to lead them to our bedroom. They asked us to lie face down and ransacked the house. As soon as they came in, they said they had killed one of the gate men. They threatened that if we did not cooperate, they would kill us too.
“They hit me with a belt. That was how the whole thing started. It caught us unaware.”
He explained that they beat up Ajayi’s wife and later stole N102,000, laptop, a mobile phone, bag and a flash drive from the Ajayis’ apartment.
The robbers also took from Olatide’s apartment, a mobile phone two laptops, N133,000 and an undisclosed amount of loan he got from a Cooperative Society.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Kwara State Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the attack.
He stated that the police has commenced investigation into the robbery.