The Pastor’s arrest came, following series of car snatching reports which the command had been trying to unravel. Pastor Daniel Onwugbufor was arrested alongside one Israel Animashaun, by men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad on February 1, 2018.
One of the snatched cars, a Lexus RX 330 Jeep, was tracked to the Pastor’s residence at Iba, which led to his arrest and also to the arrest of Animashaun, an active member of a three-man gang which specialised in snatching exotic cars at gunpoint.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed that Animashaun who confessed to the snatching of cars said that the Pastor paid him N350,000 for the car and he (pastor) had used it for two weeks before transferring it to another accomplice in Onitsha, Anambra State.
According to Animashaun, the Lexus Jeep was snatched at gunpoint at Ajah, Lagos, and taken to the pastor who help them in selling the cars.
“The pastor, who first denied knowing Animashaun to be an armed robber, later confessed when confronted by the said Animashaun. He blamed his action on the devil.
He (the pastor) informed the police that the snatched Jeep has been sent to his accomplice in Onitsha but promised to work with the police to get the said accomplice arrested” Oyeyemi said.
Few days ago, we brought you report of Tunji Disu, an RRS Commander’s tweet on a fake gun some robbers in Lagos abandoned, which they used in snatching a car.
According to Tunji Disu, the timely intervention of the RRS made the robbers flee, as they abandoned their fake gun and the car they snatched. Here’s his tweet below;
Would you run if this was pointed at you? This is a pipe, cellotaped to look like a gun. No one will dare argue with them.This was used to snatch a car. Quick intervention of RRS men made d robbers abandon d vehicle, fake rifle & ran