“Born Again” Pastor, 13 others arrested by Police allegedly for Illegal arms deal

A 58-year-old Prophet and founder of a Pentecostal Church, Ireti Ogo Jesu, Olodo Community in Egbeda local government area of Oyo state, Musibau Oladimeji has been arrested alongside thirteen other suspects for various alleged criminal offences.


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The Oyo State Police Command, Eleyele in Ibadan South West local government area confirmed the news while the suspects were being paraded before newsmen on Thursday.

Oladimeji who claimed to have stopped the illicit act submitted that he has given his life to Jesus Christ, disclosing that he is now a Prophet and founder of a Pentecostal Church located in the Olodo area, Ibadan.

He, however, confirmed that before he gave his life to Jesus Christ, he specialized in the illicit trade of illegal importation and sales of arms and ammunition.

But the Police faulted his claim, as they submitted that as at the time of his arrest alongside two members of his notorious gang, Lukman Tijani 40 years, and Adebayo Afeez 55 years, 350 live cartridges are found in their possessions.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso in his briefs stated that the suspects were arrested with 350 life cartridges, alleging that they specialized in supplying arms and ammunition to the notorious criminals.

According to him, the Oyo state Police Command Monitoring Unit on 25th September, 2022 credible information that a suspected member of a criminal syndicate specialised in the illegal importation and supply of ammunition (cartridges) to some notorious armed robbery and kidnapping syndicates, terrorizing unsuspecting members of the public in different parts of Oyo State and other neighbouring states was sighted at his hideout at ISEYIN town in Oyo State.

Sequel to this credible and actionable information, a team of Detectives attached to the Command’s Monitoring Unit swung into action and in the process, the criminal kingpin who gave his name as LUKMAN TIJANI was arrested in connection with the nefarious criminal activity.

Upon interrogation, he confessed to the crime and this later led to the arrest of two other members of the criminal syndicate who identified themselves as MUSIBAU OLADIMEJI ‘M’ and ADEBAYO AFEEZ ‘M’ and a total number of (350) Three Hundred and Fifty pieces of Live Cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

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