Police have announced the arrest of three members of a gang that specialize in theft of musical instruments from churches in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
A statement today, September 23 by the spokesman of the Force Headquarters, Frank Mba said that the arrest of the suspects was effected after investigations into the recent spate of break-ins and theft in places of worship in the FCT and other contiguous States to the FCT.
The statement said that the suspects confessed that they had so far broken into over 50 churches.
Names of the suspects were given as Monday Akawu, a 39 years old who impersonates personnel of the Nigerian Army to enable the gang move the stolen items to their intended criminal receivers and Joseph Orazulike, a 35 years old who is a receiver of the stolen items. “Over 30 specialized musical equipment and other electronic gadgets stolen from different churches were recovered from the suspects.”