The suspect who was in company of his friend allegedly went to the residence of Pastor John Jonathan in Karmajiji area of Abuja for the robbery operation.
The suspect who met resistance when they got to the pastor’s house stabbed him with a knife and fled his house. According to Police, the pastor was stabbed at his back and is recovering at the hospital.
Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police in charge of FCT, CP Bala Ciroma said recent measures put in place by the Command has led to smashing of notorious criminal syndicates, arrest of hardened criminals, recovery of dangerous weapons and other exhibits.
The CP who was represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of CID, DCP Salisu Gyadi said 84 other suspects were arrested for various crimes.
The Command also recovered 25 vehicles of different make from a gang of nine, various phones, locally fabricated rifle, knives, cutlasses, daggers, hammers, axe and other dangerous weapons.
23 packs of solution used as intoxicant, 43 bottles of different cough syrups containing codeine, hundreds of Exol tablet, hundreds of Dizapam tablets were also recovered.
Speaking on how Agbo was arrested, the CP said: “On the 8th February 2019, at about 2030 hours, a report was received of a robbery in progress at the residence of one Pastor John in Karmajiji, Abuja. Police operatives moved to the scene and met the pastor in a pool of his blood while a locally made pistol and dagger was left behind by the robbers while they were escaping.
He said Agbo’s accomplice, Ibrahim is currently at large but effort is being intensified to arrest him.
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