Men and women believed to be members of Prophet T.B Joshua’s Synagogue church who reportedly came to the church Situated at Ikotun to attend the congregational service have been robbed at a popular Hotel in Ejigbo where they usually lodge whenever there is program in the church.
Echonews gathered that due to the huge population of those coming from within and outskirts of the country to attend the service, there was no space to accommodate the myriads that trooped to the church. It was also gathered that the members do make alternative arrangement for accommodation, thus, lodging in nearby hotels around the church alongside attending the service.
The affected victims who lodged at Galaxy Hotel, Ikotun were said to have lost about eight mobile phones and other valuable properties belonging to them which value was undisclosed.
However, the prime suspect, one Mr Oliver Okafor has been arrested and charged before the magistrate court in Ejigbo for the alleged theft, while the other accomplices were said to be at large.
The victims couldn’t hide their amazement of how Okafor who claimed to reside in Ogun State managed to hide his identity after two days of the theft act, pretending to be part of those who came for the church program.
According to reports, Okafor came to the Hotel and lodged to carry out his evil intention having been into lots of successful theft. But he met his waterloo when he got trailed at another Hotel at 7/8 busstop in Ajao estate where he was eventually arrested and charged to court today.
He was was arraigned before Magistrates court sitting in Ejigbo for the alleged theft under the Criminal Code.
He pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr Akeem Fshola granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition
The matter was adjourned till November, 11 2017.