Update: Church Robbery – Slain Policemen Not On Official Duty

Update: Church Robbery – Slain Policemen Not On Official Duty

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on March 5, 2014
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Following reports that  two policemen were shot  when armed robbers invaded the Vine Branch Church located on Queen Elizabeth Road, the  Commissioner of  Police in Oyo State, Mr. Mohammed Indabawa, has disclosed that the two slain policemen were not on official duty.

Indabawa stated this in Ibadan on Monday, March 3, 2014, while speaking to reporters about the unfortunate incident.

“We are, however, investigating what or who took them there,”  Indabawa  said.

The policemen, who were reported to have escorted some bank officials to pick up the church offerings and tithes, were shot dead, while many church members were injured.

READ: Robbers Attack Church During Service, Kill 2 Policemen And Cart Away Offering

Indabawa maintained that, though the incident was unfortunate, the police would not condone any criminal act, adding that they would do everything to curtail crime  in the state, especially with the approaching  elections.

The police also paraded nine robbery suspects arrested between January and February for different robbery cases.

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