Pastor Richard Daniel, General Overseer of the The Light And Faith Gospel Mission, in Calabar, Cross River State, has been apprehended yesterday after being indicted by two suspects who claim they are members of his church.
Mathew Inyango (L) and Daniel Bassey(R) were arrested with guns and knives during a mission at one Doctor Peter Benson’s compound.
During their arrests by the men of the police force yesterday at Odukpani junction, they confessed to their crime by indicting the pastor. They said they are ushers in the Light Gospel and Faith Mission, and they have information of every rich member that visits the church through their membership card usually given to new members to fill in their details.
According to them, after church’s service, they will send the names and the forms filled by the new visited members to their pastor who would now fixed a date for their deeds. They said that they only rob the rich ones.
They went further to disclose that the membership forms which they give their new members have columns for occupation, home address, location and the names of family members.
Through this membership form, they will use it to trace the location of their victims and rob them. As they were further interrogated, they disclosed that they have succeeded to rob about 16 new members so far and were just unlucky to get arrested for the first time.
Reports have it that, the police had information of a vehicle used by arm robbers which was approaching Calabar, they men of the police mounted a road block and discovered guns and knives from them after tedious agitation and denial from them.
The pastor was arrested yesterday on his way to church, as the Police declared that they would all face serious charges pertaining to their deeds. Pastor Richard denied the allegation however but admitted that he knows the robbers only as members.