The robber was said to be one of the members of the gang that killed four members of vigilance group during operation in Ifo community, last weekend.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Muyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this also said three suspected robbers were killed during a gun battle around Oko-Bale, Ilogbo also in the town.
Vanguard gathered that the robber had sought refuge in the church after he allegedly escaped from Police arrest with bullet wounds before he met his waterloo.
About 20 armed robbers had on Saturday killed five members of the vigilante service during a robbery operation in Ifo area before the police chased them away.
While explaining how the suspected robber was arrested, the PPRO said that his men acted on a tip-off that led to the arrest of the suspect while taking treatments of his injured right leg in a church in Ota area of the state.
Adejobi said; " The suspect had with other members of the gang escaped with bullets wounds from superior fire power of the police during the said operation.
"It would be recalled that the command had placed a manhunt on the wounded fleeing robbers and particularly seeking information from members of the public on their whereabouts.
"The robber, who was arrested in a church in Ota, after a tip-off, sustained bullet injury on his right leg during the robbery operation in Ifo.
"His arrest has led to arrest of additional three members of the gang including an herbalist as well as an armourer, " he said.
While commenting on the three robbers killed, the PPRO said that the robbers had earlier robbed and attacked officials of vigilante services in the area before the encounter with police.
Headlines Newsview all
Nigerian transgender Stephanie Rose, is full of hatred for the Lord our God and is coming out again to insult him and call him a ... Full story
A social media user Emeka Ugwuonye, has put a certain Madam Esther Otubo Nicole (pictured) on full blast for what he terms ‘Human Trafficking’. According to ... Full story
An unidentified crippled man was on Monday, crushed to unrecognizable pieces by a train in Makurdi, Benue State. The deceased’s corpse has been transferred to the ... Full story
Rate this article
- Video Footage Of 2nd Jos Bomb Blast
- Listen To Leaked Call Of Jim Iyke Cursing Out Emma Agu
- Wale Expected Back In Nigeria Soon To Release A Track With Olamide
The start of the new season brings a tweak to football's offside rule - one that could result in quite a few goals being disallowed. If ... Full story
The naira rate represents a sharp rise from N240 a week ago, as Nigerian commercial banks continue to reject cash deposits in dollars. According to reports, ... Full story
Former Nigeria international, Nwankwo Kanu, has expressed his excitement over the wins recorded by his former club, Arsenal, and the Nigeria U-23 men’s team on ... Full story
Wife of Nollywood actor, Ernest Asuzu, Jennifer, has disclosed that she feels sad about the negative reports linked with her husband. Jennifer, who works as a ...
Fuji icon, Alhaji Abass Obesere, has warned his ‘enemies’ to stop threatening his fans in Ibadan because of the regular shows he gets from show ...
Popular Comedian, Chuks D’ General, was put under intense ‘fire’ recently after his joke on Nigerian old and legendary singers went rather too far. Chuks ...
Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho threw his Community Shield runners-up medal to a young Arsenal fan after defeat at Wembley. Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho handed a young ... Full story