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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Pastor arrested over robbery attack at MMIA dedicated 2 cars on Sunday

 
On Tuesday, Lagos State Police Command, paraded seven suspects of a robbery gang that attacked the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, last month, killed two policemen and injured several others.

Among the suspects, was the General Overseer of The way of Joy church located in Egbe, a Lagos suburb. The clerg , identified as  Pastor Ibikunle Olarewaju John (pictured top left), confessed to Crime Guard during the parade, that he administered  an oath of secrecy on the gang members, on the day they attacked the Muritala Mohammed Airport. There's more...see it after the cut



Members of the gang  discovered to have come all the way  from Kwara, Osun, Ibadan and Ogun states, during interrogation, confessed to have attacked same airport last year,where they carted away  N600 Million.  They also stormed the  airport on again on March 13, 2013 at about 7.30 pm.
But this time around, they were reportedly engaged in a gun battle by two policemen attached to Apapa division said to be on  official assignment at the airport. Unfortunately for the policemen, they were gunned down in the process. But before they breathed their last, they managed to kill a member of the gang.

The robbers said to have succeeded in carting away over N10 Million from a Bureau-De -change operators,  went straight to  their hideout inside a bush in Ijebu-Ode, where they shared their loot.

Dedicates cars with members from loot
In this interview with Pastor Ibikunle, he disclosed that his share of the loot was N500,000. But investigation carried out by Crime Guard, showed that he might have got more than that.  A  suspected member of the gang confirmed Crime Guard’s claim. A further attestation to this claim, was the discovery that Pastor Ibikunle bought two cars  apparently from his share of the loot, two weekes later.

During Crime Guard’s visit to The Way of Joy Church, located on Alliu Street, Egbe, Thursday, it was discovered that the church was built with planks. And locating the church was a difficult task, as there was no sign board. It took Crime Guard  about an hour search to locate it.

On closer look , it was discovered that the church had been  sealed. Although, no one agreed to talk about Pastor Ibikunle and the church when approached, apparently for fear of being arrested .
Finally, a man who pleaded anonymity  opened up and asked :“Are you a member of the church”? The reporters shook their heads.

He further said, “ if you know what is good for you, better leave there before you will get yourself into trouble. The  white garment church was sealed last week after the arrest of the Pastor.. Some policemen came last week and arrested him and before we knew it, we started hearing he was a member of a robbery gang. Even , the whole newspapers in Nigeria carried the news two days ago”
Before his arrest, Pastor Ibikunle was said to have dedicated two vehicles ,during which he hosted members of his church and friends to a buffet.

“Although he is an easy- going fellow who by every dint of appearance never exhibited any character  of  a robber. We usually saw people coming in and out of  the church on  daily. And on Sundays, there were usually church services.
Towards the end of the month, he treated his members and  friends who came in posh cars to a party, in celebration of his newly purchased cars. It was not long that we heard he bought them with the proceeds from the robbery  operation at the airport. It was after his arrest that I believed the popular saying that facial appearance is indeed deceptive”, another resident who earlier declined to speak on the issue said.

Wife absconded with children
From Crime Guard’s findings, it was discovered also that when operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery  Squad stormed  the clergy’s one-room apartment  located on the same building with the church, to effect  his arrest, his wife was not at home.

On arrival, she was said to have visited  Ikotun, Ejigbo and Idimu police stations in search for her  husband. She was said to have  also raised alarm that he could have been abducted by men in police uniform.

But when news of her husband’s alleged indulgence in criminal activities reached her, she was said to have been spelled bound.

A  family friend to the Ibikunles told Crime Guard that, “ she came crying to us that some men in plain clothes came to pick her husband. But when she discovered the truth at SARSs where we eventually found him, she broke down. At first she did not believe the claim, as she thought it could have been  cooked up. But when her husband confessed to her, she said that was the height  she could take from him.
“More painful according to her, is the fact that she said she asked her husband where he got the money with which he bought the cars , only for him to tell her it was given to him by someone  who got healed of a terminal disease after a deliverance section with him.”
As at the time Crime Guard visited, Mrs Ibikunle was nowhere around the church’s premises. But a neigbour later  revealed that she was seen packing her belongings out of the house, with her children. The resident could however, not say her whereabouts. Since the arrest, no church member had reportedly come to worship there.

I spent 14 hours in the bush waiting for the gang members—Pastor Ibikunle
Speaking with Crime Guard, Pastor Ibikunle revealed that he spent 14  hours in the gang’s hideout, inside a bush in Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun State, on the day of the robbery attack at the international airport.
Hear him, “ Before  that day, one of them, Asiwaju, said I should come and administer an oat of secrecy on members of his gang. I invited them to come to my church but they said they would not want to  arouse  suspicion. At the end, I went to Ijebu-Ode.  I waited at a designated point before a member of the gang came and took me to their hideout inside the bush.
I administered the oath on them about 1pm. You will not understand if I start explaining because it is a spiritual thing. I said some incantation into a horn and added some other things.
I waited there until they came back around 11.30pm.,before  leaving next day, with N500,000. I was  instructed not to tell any one about what transpired. I swore, that is all my involvement. I never followed them to rob”, he said.
Asked if he informed his wife about his mission, he replied, “ No, I did not. I only told her when leaving that I was going to pray over night for a ‘big man’ who would not like to come to our area. And when I came back, I told her the money was given to me by the ‘big man’”.

I regret my involvement
In an emotional laden voice, Pastor Ibikunle looked at Crime Guard , battling hard not to betray his emotion, “ Am I going to die? He asked with a tear filled eyes. Ah! he exclaimed. I would have remained in my cubicle as a poor man than heeding the advice of the gang. Now,  I am left without nothing! My condition is even worse.
“I’m appealing to every member of my church  to forgive me for embarrassing them. This is the devil’s handiwork. I can not even face members of my family now…”, the 37 year-old father of  two paused and bent his head, refusing to speak any further.

Source: Vanguard

104 comments:

Anonymous said...

God have mercy

Anonymous said...

But d face looks lıke a hardened crımınal, no pastor face atall!

Amanda Reginald said...

Linda d international tatafo where u there?
First to comment btw :p
Happy Sunday folks.
Amanda R

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Jeez! Is this for real? A pastor directly connected to armed robbery? Wonders they say would never end, I just wonder how many people have such a man as their spiritual head. Smh! Too bad!

Nneotta-Sally Oden said...

Hmmm, hiding under God's name 2 commit crime. God is watching

Anonymous said...

Linda, this r what u should always update ur Blog readers not rubbish tin like dat ve a house, dat got a car or dat..Dis news now na old matter,it has been on papers 4 some days...I love ur hand work though more grease to ur elbow

Anonymous said...

The fact that he calls himself a Pastor means nothing......God certainly didn't call him.

That was big! Whether you are a man of God or nothing?....no one should be involved in armed robbery.....

I hope justice is served.....

prince AB said...

Omo dis pastor funny ooooooo

Anonymous said...

''Papa'' worshippers una dey see? My pastor this,my pastor that! Don't face your God, be worshipping pastors

PROUDLY LESBIAN GIRL said...

Evil man......

BONARIO NNAGS said...

yeye dey smell. thats what greediness can cause,if he had known,he would av made do with the offering money he gets from his brainwashed church members.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

@urbanpluz said...

#Sigh.. Only GOD knows he's servants mehn!

NWA LINDA-IKEJI said...

Are u a fool?.. Airport of all places, Only in Naija

Anonymous said...

Gosh! A "pastor" saying things to a horn??? Jeez! Smh!


DeeDee!

BLOGLORD said...

pastor indeed! can u just imagine this?

OSB said...

Truly only God knows who truly worships Him,Never judge a book by its cover.
No fear of God again.

OSB said...

Truly only God knows who truly worships Him,Never judge a book by its cover.
No fear of God again.

OSB said...

Truly only God knows who truly worships Him,Never judge a book by its cover.
No fear of God again.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm, dis life. Dis is one of d useless pastors dat make pple to mock christianity. He is nw regretting his actions. Imagine how many innocent lives dis gang wld have cut short and put dier families in sorrow. Other pastors who are doing dis shld better change for good. Otherwise a time like dis is also coming for them.thank God I have commented before dat stupid bonario using 3310 Nokia

Uche said...

Oh my God, whats is happening to these pastors

Ogboju-ode said...

see his ugly face sef. mtchewww

Anonymous said...

Yh! U right u shud av remained in ur church hoping fr a beta 2mao..and u LIBers beta nt strt wt d tribal fin..it could av been any1..as for a pastor sha..*lips sealed* only God can direct us!

teemah beent said...

Hmmmm...wicked world. What does it profit a man to let d devil use him?

Anonymous said...

Yh! U right u shud av remained in ur church hoping fr a beta 2mao..and u LIBers beta nt strt wt d tribal fin..it could av been any1..as for a pastor sha..*lips sealed* only God can direct us!

Anonymous said...

See dia yeye faces. As for d so called pastor, he is indeed a fake pastor.

Anonymous said...

Linda dear, yhu shoulda included 'VIEWERS DISCRETION IS ADVICED' That pastor in particular looks so weird. Instead of robbery, he shoulda gone into acting horror movies, just horror roles. There wld be no need for makeup or masks.. ==katey==

shashalove said...

Yes everyday is for d thief bt one day ur cup must be full.

kenechukwu said...

money is the root of evil, pastor it's a pity that you allowed the devil to used you up to this extend, i believe you must have asked God for forgiveness, which i know if you do sincerely he will definitely forgive you.. for the yoruba's peeps,most of the reports i have read in recent times are seriously pointing at the high influx rate to crime, or maybe the press has decided to be releasing and publishing crime perpetuated by this tribe...jeez!, This is not how to make money, you have to learn how to be consistence and hardworking like the most of the igbo peeps'...success runs in our blood..

Anonymous said...

Verify dat story dey nevered cartered away 600million naira last year. Haba nah,news papers can sha lie. Abi na police don thief come dey blame am 4 deir head. Seriously,dat story shld b re checked.

Anonymous said...

I'm sick and tired of these Protestants!! Ughh they make me sick, the damn fool was probably a jobless man and decided to become a pastor!! Maybe he was even a robber b4, everybody is a fucking pastor kmt all for money

uju morah said...

Well, you reap what u sow.that's all.

Anonymous said...

Truly its d devil. When we allow ignorance bcom a norm,d devil tks advantage. I am sure if u were working along side ur ministry,u won't av fallen prey. Bt wen u serve God n u av nothing 2 show,d devil wld tempt u like he did Jesus. Pray God 4gvs u

olivia said...

D evil doer will never go unpunished..n wat sort of pastor chants incantations for protection...na waoh n pls peeps don't go in2 any church u c

Anonymous said...

Your greed caused your down fall, admit that first before u blame d devil

lois said...

Nothing we no go c 4 som of dis fake pastors. U go die 4 prison. Fake pastor. Linda beta post my comment o. Ur fund of ignoring my comments

curvy ZO said...

Lindiwe ....kedu? Post o else nsala soup wit ur fingers will b ready.

Maureen Uhama said...

This is serious may God forgive you!

Anonymous said...

Na dis kind person dey spoil d name of pastors, d man sef d use plank build hin church and dey call himself general oversr, Linda if I hear say U call am Pastor again, dis one na General Ole

aprokoblog said...

The height of crime in this country is increasing by the day.... And to think the people we all look up to ie pastors are not better off... Not judging but which way Nigeria? What will we become 10years from now?? Or its simply endtime...I weep for my country... Our politicians rob with pen the poor with guns.

Julius Getwise said...

Dis is one of the reasons I ve not been to church dis year....fake pastors every where especially. In school hungry students callin dem selfs pastors.

aprokoblog said...

The height of crime in this country is increasing by the day.... And to think the people we all look up to ie pastors are not better off... Not judging but which way Nigeria? What will we become 10years from now?? Or its simply endtime...I weep for my country... Our politicians rob with pen the poor with guns.

JJ said...

Bastard or illegitimate children are the source of a lot of our social problems. If you look closer at the background of these suspects, you will find that they didn't have a normal childhood. There is probably an absent of a father figure. When a man has children out of wedlock and ends up leaving the woman to fend for herself and the child, society suffers. In the case of Nigeria, there are no social safety nets to care for children born out of wedlock. When a child is not nurtured by a mother and a father, they grow up with the wrong set of values. They end up becoming a social menace to society -- agberos, kidnappers, armed robbers and every conceivable vice you can think of. Many of the insecurity and social vices we suffer in Nigeria today can be traced to this phenomenon.

When will the Nigerian government institute strict social laws that will protect young women and children from this menace and hold men accountable for their actions?

Written by a man

Anonymous said...

Guy you are very stupid for making comments about Yoruba people, like ibo people dont commit crimes, so who does the kidnappings in Eastern Nigeria. Crime has nothing to do with genetics or tribe Kenechukwu..

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmm, LORD have mercy o!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We should be more concerned dat dis hungry looking men were able to rob a whole international airport 10million and got away.....If na Militants i wld understand maybe dey had well armed weapons.......Nigeria needs to beef up security.....ASAp

whales said...

If they carted away with 600 million previously and no sign of such money on them...I don't know o

Anonymous said...

Mechiekwanu nu onu unu ka chineke n'aga n' ihu igozi anyi. Wepu nu nganga n'okwu

La Belle said...

It is wa o,Hian!

baby said...

Hmmmm, speechless, pastor doing incantations, wtf. Abeg, u shuld hav just been a babalawo jo, well d devil's name is very popular on peepz lips now, any small fyn, d devil dis, d devil dat, even d devil is amazed by the human acts.

Eze Chukwumereze said...

@Julius, find a catholic parish near you.Jesus loves you.

"Its the devils work" according to the pastor.Shey na devil ordain you pastor abi? People will not just leave satan alone,hiss.

Anonymous said...

This is the reason I am not religious, you pray to God to carry out armed robbery, then you dedicate the loot in church. Smh what a mess

Anonymous said...

Oya, touch not my anointed, una no talk? Nuzuzu things

ORO said...

Those dt lie with the name of God,shall all be xposed smday.

Anonymous said...

y could u hv done dis 2 ur self??? Dis 's bad buh mek God forgive u..

Anonymous said...

Oloriburuku somebody!! No be una dey kill una papa and mama for money ritual, yet u culd open ur stinking gut to talk, ode

Anonymous said...

Pastor ko pastor ni....white garment church pastor my foot everyone is now a pastor. ..

PROUDLY LESBIAN GIRL said...

NAwaaaaa

Anonymous said...

There are lots of native/witch doctors out there parading themselves as pastors, so unfortunate that most people are been deceived by these satanic entities,God will surely expose all of them.

***IKB***

Anonymous said...

Greed, not greediness Bonario.

Anonymous said...

He deserves to be pardoned - indeed, amnestified. Afteral Alam and others who committed worse crimes have been pardoned! Please, he should refer to GEJ and he will be pardoned immediately.

Anonymous said...

Pls change dat ur pic,its kinda grose.

Fearless! said...

I was going to comment on your name and picture then I checked ur profile and found that someone has reached out to u!
I pray that u will have a personal experience with the Lord Almighty!
Bless u dear

Nneotta-Sally Oden said...

U struggle S☺ hard 2 b τ̅ђe first †☺ comment but uv neva succeeded ãήϑ u end up making a fool Of urslf, as if Linda is gonna giv u a trophy for being first. Give up already#eyes rolling#

Anonymous said...

Bona, greediness kwa? Small small o.

Anonymous said...

Sharap julius as ur name implies getwise thats not an excuse not to go to church since there are fake pastors every where you should as well visit the mosque and for that pastor *sigh* may God forgive you.

Anonymous said...

Every where they see Church they enter. Mad man sef get church for Nigeria, may God help us oh.

Anonymous said...

Wrong observation, you can't make such claim without some kind of evidence or data to support it. Also calling them bastards and illegitimate is derogatory. There is really no way of saying that children born out of wedlock are responsible for all or most of these vices.


Written by an orphan who turned out alright

Anonymous said...

oh my GOD.jst short of wordz.d mercy of God is realy gr8.linda abeg 4 once post my comment abeg! Wit God oh!

Anonymous said...

Its GREED Bonario!

somadina obi said...

600million indeed! Oga Pastor, your cup don full ni. Hardened criminal.....

Omaa... said...

I'm absolutely nt condoning his actions in anyway, bt wat is d difference btw him administering oath of secrecy 2 armed robbers n the pastors dat pray for politicians who we all know are doin same tin as dis armed robbers n even worse??

Chibaby Nzewine said...

Pastor Indeed!

fawazy said...

abi the pastor has jazz.....he should disappear now

Yinka Badmus said...

Hmm.This is serious and terrible. He was never ά pastor as ά man of God wudnt use horn and incantation but his belly is his god. Anyway, he still has the grace to save his heavens. I advice him τ̲̅ȍ sincerely go τ̲̅ȍ God for true repentence and even if he dies, he'll spend eternity with God. As for those saying that is why they don't go τ̲̅ȍ Church, U̶̲̥̅̊ av no such excuse before God- Hebrew 12:2

Anonymous said...

I greet u all..we need not b surprised 4 we are in the End-Times already n dis is 1 of d signs. Let's be alert n watch our own steps..let him that nameth d Lord depart 4rm iniquity..let him that is unsaved accept d Lord Jesus 2day 4 d rapture will take place anytym 4rm now..wot den wil b my fate n ur fate 2?

Anonymous said...

I am not surprised since its a white garment church.

Anonymous said...

JJ may God bless you. You are not far frm the truth.

Anonymous said...

Pls go bck 2 skool nd learn proper english b4 u com here nd say trash next time.

Stephen Uche said...

Another pastor on the news for all the bad reasons. Thank God he is not a Catholic Priest that u all love to hate. Lmao

Stephen Uche said...

Another pastor on the news for all the bad reasons. Thank God he is not a Catholic Priest that u all love to hate. Lmao

Anonymous said...

JJ u av said it all, vry true!!!

XL avenue said...

So sad. A story and lesson for the World. I shared it on my blog because more people need to read this. What a World we live in...

Anonymous said...

I'm nt in support of his actions bt we r nt beta. #ENDTYM Tinz#. _Just Bammy*

Olamilekan Hassan Curtiz said...

Hahahaha, laugh wan burst ma brain ơοθΌΌ ! Shay u go buy BONA a BB ? Or An Iphone will do ..

Olamilekan Hassan Curtiz said...

Hahahahahaha, lol. U wan kill pesin with laugh ni ?? Horror movies keh ? Shay na so him look bad reach ? Lol ....

Anonymous said...

Plz LIBers what's the meaning of *smh*

Anonymous said...

These hungry looking guys, countered security at MMIA ? If they could penerate our international airport without qualms and still carried out robbery attack successfully, means sumtin isn't right security wise, most definitely they were helped frm inside. What a shame!
Let all those on duty on d day of ds incident be thoroughly queried, you'd be amazed at d kind of revelation daz gonna emerge, if squeezed properly.
Naija my country...dunno whether to come back home. It's scary mehnnn. Chantella

chamilah said...

By chance u mean "LOTION" or "Moisturizer"

Anonymous said...

Na man @ fearless.....he is a scammer, dnt be deceived, be warned guyz

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha..#dead#

eyah said...

Let no man say he is righteous lest he fall.I see so many comments on here throwing daggers at this man, yes he was wrong and God indeed proved to him He cannot be mocked but the pastor is flesh and fell. the rest of us can only learn from this and i love his last statement, from struggling to get wealthy the wrong way, he is even worse off that he started

Anonymous said...

to everyone saying is this a pastor. you dont understand white garment pastors, they spend so many hours fasting and praying and seeking the face of the Lord or whatever other powers they use that they dont normally look healthy.not like all our prosperity pastors who look waaay better than 80% of their congragation. anyways nobody holy pass

JJ said...

The dictionary definition of illegitimate or barstard child is the offspring of unwed parents.

With regards to hard data on the causes of crime, there is ample empirical data in other countries where data is kept that a large segment of people who commit violent crimes are products of illegitimate or single parent household, where a father figure is missing or there is the absence of a normal family structure. It could also be that the parents are unable to cater for their children, where the children have to go fend for themselves. So it is up to the government to find ways to reduce it.

Happy to hear you turned out okay. That is not always the case.

Kisses & Huggs Club said...

Don't be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. They'll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they're animals. Stay clear of these people.
(2Ti 3:1-5 MSG)

Mama Ijebu said...

From what u have read s far from this story,does it look like this man worship God? How do u explain someone that chants incantations into horn and does oath of secrecy or whatever.. Isn't that a herbalist? He is not a Pastor,he's just using d name to deceive people and people without knowledge will because of this say they aren't going to church again or probably say all pastors are like this.. Let's all ask God for WISDOM.. That's all we need at this end time

Mama Ijebu said...

Oh please! I so knew someone was going to say that.. The guy is obviously not a pastor,he just formed one name and called it his church.. White garment ot not,there are just too many fake churches and pators these days.. It the End time

Anonymous said...

Mtschewww. Story that touch.. You did incantations and u r asking ur church people to forgive you. Are u a pastor or a juju worshippers.......mtscheww

Anonymous said...

Shaking my head

Anonymous said...

Pastor of T̶̲̥̅ђe̶̲̥̅̊ Devil God wil continue †☺ expose them all Olojukokoro O fe lowo Ojiji

Iyke Igboaka said...

*picking teeth* Doの七 Come 乃ac长 Na MヒChew wat concerns me *still picking teeth*

Anonymous said...

The robbery @ MMIA took d life of my broda,my frnd my uncle who was a police man bro akujiobi...may u RIP. If dese r d culprits indeed there part is in hell bt would ist face justice here on earth.

Anonymous said...

JJ you are a compound fool !!! The countless world leaders and all sorts of achievers who are illegitimate would beg to disagree with u, i cant waste more time talking to a farm animal like you.
Nigerians will continue to suffer as long as people like u moral warlords continue to remove the speck in other people's eyes, what do illegitimate kids (i am not 1 btw) have to do with the post at hand you in-bred cunt

Anonymous said...

I still think all you fools living ur lives for ur demonic pastors have seen nothin yet. Wait and see how the big and famous ones will be exposed soon with God's help, using the political powers to do that Rev 17: 16-17

Anonymous said...

Relief funds abi???Lois of life!