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Robbers Storm Catholic Church, Kill Guard

Posted by By Cyriacus Izuekwe on 2008/09/25 | Views: 1863 |

Robbers Storm Catholic Church, Kill Guard


It was a sad day for the family of Francis Ogadah, as robbers gunned down the breadwinner of the family.

It was a sad day for the family of Francis Ogadah, as robbers gunned down the breadwinner of the family.

This followed a robbery incident at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Isolo, Lagos, where Ogadah was a security guard.

P.M.News gathered that six armed men stormed the church, on Monday morning, hours after the church members had donated money for their forthcoming bazaar.

It was learnt that the robbers entered the church premises at about 2 a.m., by scaling the fence. They overpowered the security men, tied them up and in the process, Ogadah was killed.

They forcefully entered the priest’s apartment and demanded for the money donated by the congregation.

Sources said the robbers searched the entire house but could not find the money they had come for. They later took the priest’s valuables and made away with an undisclosed amount of money.

When P.M.News visited the church, the parish priest, Reverend Father Dorry, was said to have travelled abroad.

Sources at the church, however, confirmed the incident and said either a church member or those living around gave the robbers the information about the donation that took place in the church that Sunday.

“There is no way those who do not attend the church would know that we donated money on Sunday for the robbers to come some hours after the event to collect it,” a member of the congregation, who pleaded for anonymity, said.

When P.M.News visited the home of the deceased, members of his family were seen consoling his wife.

The brother of the victim, Patrick Ogadah, regretted his death and said that he was loved by his family and they would surely miss him. Members of the church condemned the robbery incident, which has been consistent, saying the world is surely coming to an end. No arrest had been made at the time of filing this report, though the matter was reported at the Okota Police station.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.