Owo Catholic Church Attackers: Akeredolu Admits CDS Irabor Made A Mistake On Those Arrested

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Owo Catholic Church Attackers: Akeredolu Admits CDS Irabor Made A Mistake On Those Arrested

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has admitted that the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor made a mistake in naming an escapee from Kuje Correctional Center, Idris Ojo as one of those arrested in connection with the attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State.

Akeredolu made the clarification in a statement on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, adding the Kuje escapee was arrested in his brother’s house in Akure the same period the attackers of St Francis Catholic Church were arrested

The statement read: “The attention of Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has been drawn to the announcement of Idris Ojo as one of the attackers of St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, arrested by the security agencies.”1*⁸

Akeredola, who acknowledged the confusion the statement has created in the public space, noted that the ugly event of June 5 attack in Owo preceded the unfortunate incident on Kuje prison.

According to him, there was a mix up in the announcement by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, adding that Idris Ojo, who is number 14 on the wanted list of Kuje Prison escapees was arrested in his brother’s house in Akure.

“The announcement of the arrest of Idris Ojo as one of the perpetrators of the June 5 attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo was a mix up from the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor.

“Idris Ojo, who is number 14 on the wanted list of the Kuje Prison Escapees was arrested in his brother’s house in Akure. His brother, Jimoh Rasheed Ibrahim, received and accommodated him after his escape from Kuje prison.

“He was thereafter moved and kept in the custody of the security operatives at the same time the attackers of Owo Catholic Church were arrested and brought into custody. Hence, the mix up.” The Governor said.

Governor Akeredolu however urged members of the public to remain vigilant and give necessary supports to the security agencies in the State.

 

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