Gang leader who killed pregnant woman and three others inside church arrested in Bayelsa
The ring leader of a cult group who attacked the Lion of Judah Deliverance Church, Azikoro, Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state has been arrested by operatives of Operation Puff Adder, the Bayelsa State Police Command on Friday discloses.
Recall that no fewer than four persons including a pregnant woman identified simply as Imomotimi were murdered during attack on the church.
Other victims of the murder were identified as Alfred Marcus, 30; Gabriel Ejimofor, 45 and Uchechukwu Ejimofor, female, aged 38.
The tragic incident occurred when hoodlums suspected to be cult members attacked the church, off Bakery Road, Azikoro.
It was reported that two persons identified as Imomotimi and Marcus were killed inside church while a couple identified as Gabriel Ejimofor and his wife, Uchechukwu were allegedly killed near their house.
The assailants also reportedly burnt a house down, destroyed church property and vehicles in the area.
Speaking on the development, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Asinim Butswat said the gang leader was arrested on Thursday, August 6, 2020.
He said the suspect later confessed to the crime and took the police team to a hideout where an AK 47 rifle and 10 rounds of ammunition used in the operation were recovered in the early hours of Friday.
He said the suspect was cooperating with the police in the investigation.
Butswat said the Commissioner of Police Mike Okoli had deployed additional detectives to fish out the other fleeing gang members, adding that investigation was ongoing.