A branch of Ecobank located in the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries’ Prayer City on the Magboro end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was attacked by an 8-man robbery gang on Thursday.
MFM Gate, recovered items
According to report, the robbers who came into the church through the bush, used a ladder to climb into the premises of the bank at about 1a.m. while the church was holding a vigil. The beat up the guards on duty and shot one of them. After which they made for one of the Automated Teller Machines and attacked it,though they did not succeed in removing any money.
A policeman who was in the church premises heard the gunshots and alerted the Ibafo Police Division who rushed down to the scene. They exchanged bullets with the robbers who later fled.
Police investigations further revealed that the robbers had dropped their tools at the scene prior to the robbery.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command, Muyiwa Adejobi said there were reasons to believe the robbery was done with the help of an insider.
He said, “There was a robbery at a bank at MFM Prayer City, one Inspector Austine Chukwurah led a team of policemen to the scene and foiled the robbery. One guard was shot and has been taken to the hospital."
However, the Assembly Pastor of the church, Pastor Erhabor denied that there was any robbery on the premises.